Keith Urban’s ‘I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight’ Video Is a Jolly Good Time [Watch]
Keith Urban's “I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight." video will really get you feeling jolly. It's a co-write with Shane McAnally and Urban's first-ever Christmas cut.
"I've always wanted to record a Christmas song, but I really wanted to try and write something new,” explains Urban. “So, Shane came to my house and we wrote, really, about a Christmas gone terribly wrong. No snow. Too much fog. Nobody can make it to the party."
"It’s going to be a colorless Christmas," he elaborates, adding that things pick up when the subject of the song's "man comes through.”
"I'll bring the magic / I'll bring the lights / I'll make you a star / At the top of the tree / Shinin' so bright / You don't need a chimney / 'Cause I'll be your fire / Let's put a kiss at the top of your list / We can be naughty or nice / Don't worry baby / I'll be your Santa tonight," read the irresistible lyrics to the song.
"I'll Be Your Santa Tonight" was not written during the appropriate season, but Urban did his best to create a holiday atmosphere for inspiration.
“We started writing in my studio, which I decked out with colored Christmas lights, a tree, tinsel ... and of course I put the A/C on arctic, so it was freezing!" he recalls.
"Shane says to me, ‘Do you have a piano? and I say, 'Yeah, but it's upstairs.’ So, we head upstairs to the living room — nice and warm and toasty, with no Christmas decorations of any sort. Of course, we end up writing the whole thing there ... go figure.”
The song’s video was directed by one of Urban’s longtime video collaborators, Chris Hicky.
“I wanted to keep the video loose and a bit more performance-based than the actual story line, because everybody has their own version of what a song should look like," Urban notes. "So I didn’t want to touch on that too much.”
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