The viral hit YouTube Kids and Family show MusicClubKids! is set to release its debut holiday album, A Very Merry MusicClubKids Christmas, on November 10 via Republic Records: Kids & Family. The 22-track record features new takes on Christmas classics, as well as reimaginations of today's pop hits, rewritten with holiday-themed lyrics, and sung by a cast of kids aged 10-14.
A Very Merry MusicClubKids Christmas shows the prodigal kids at new vocal heights, while also flaunting Grammy-nominated hit Songwriter, Executive Producer and Showrunner Eric Foster White's inventive production, bringing an energetic pop twist to the world's most adored seasonal songs. The new album will eventually have a corresponding Christmas movie, which will be the first feature-length film for MusicClubKids!.
Eric Foster White shares: "This is the rare holiday album that is bursting with creative sincerity and positive energy. I hope it brings as much joy to the world as I felt working with these extraordinarily talented young artists. Azzy Brooks' vocals on 'All I Want For Christmas' are astounding. I'm super excited about the movie too...it has a real shot at being a new Christmas classic."
Bree Bowles, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy from Republic Records adds: "The first time I heard Arrington (Kennedy) hit the same key as Michael Jackson in 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,' my jaw dropped, and I have listened to it every day since. This is anything but a 'kids' album; the vocal strength of the group is unparalleled for their age."
A Very Merry MusicClubKids Christmas features a carefully curated selection of timeless holiday favorites including: "Here Comes Santa Claus," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "All I Want For Christmas Is You," featuring 13-year-old Azzy Brooks, and a special trap version of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" led by ten-year-old Arrington Kennedy who channels Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5's vocal energy.
The album also boasts hit pop singalongs adapted for the holiday season with the blessing of the original artists, such as: "Holidays" (OneRepublic's "Runaway"), "Let's Get Down to Christmas" ("The Business" by Tiësto), "Ask Santa" (Ed Sheeran's "Bad Habits"), "Eye of the Reindeer" ("Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor), and "Santa On My Roof" ("Sunroof" by Nicky Youre, dazy).