Singer, songwriter, and celebrated guitarist Patrick Droney releases his rendition of Mariah Carey’s holiday classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” as part of the third annual Spotify Singles: Holiday. This year’s collection includes 12 new songs from the likes of Julien Baker, Sasha Sloan, Betty Who, and Dashboard Confessional, plus those recorded in years past from the likes of John Legend, Norah Jones, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith, and Demi Lovato. The self-produced guitar-driven cover comes on the heels of Patrick’s brand new EP State of the Heart, out now on Warner Records.
Patrick states, “Mariah Carey pulled off an incredible feat writing ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ – a recording that has been an enduring staple from both a traditional and commercial standpoint. It’s an incredibly crafted Pop song that also conjures the intimate sentiment of wanting to be with the one you love. I wanted to hone in on that intention and set it over a half time groove to really lean into that soulfulness. It was a blast to rearrange while staying true to the original elements. The freedom to have grand moments as holiday songs do allowed for some special musical conversations and I couldn’t have had more fun.”