Kelly Clarkson and acclaimed country singer-songwriter Brett Eldredge have brought their holiday duet “Under The Mistletoe” to life with a festive hand-drawn animated music video directed by Jay Martin with animation by Ingenuity Studios – available now via Atlantic Records. The future Christmas classic, co-written by Clarkson and produced by longtime collaborator Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Jennifer Lopez), depicts a budding holiday romance with a throwback melody sure to bring people together this holiday season. Since release, the track has generated over 22 million global streams (becoming the top streaming on-demand audio Christmas track released in 2020 as of last week) and climbed into the Top 10 on both the Hot AC and Holiday radio charts.
Last week saw Clarkson and Eldredge made their debut live performance of “Under The Mistletoe” on NBC’s Christmas In Rockefeller Center special, followed by a performance this past Tuesday on the season finale of The Voice. The duo is also set to perform the song this Friday, December 11th on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and next Wednesday, Dec 16th on The Kelly Clarkson Show. In addition to “Under The Mistletoe,” Clarkson also released a stunning cover of the Vince Vance & the Valiants’ classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” this holiday season – STREAM HERE.
“I love writing new Christmas songs that have a classic, throwback vibe. Brett is such an amazing singer and I was so impressed by his classic sound on his Christmas record so it was a perfect match for picking a duet partner for ‘Under The Mistletoe.’” – KELLY CLARKSON
“When Kelly sent me this song I was blown away by the soul and joy that it brought into my life the moment I heard it. I couldn’t wait to go in and sing it, and once I heard our voices together I knew we landed something very special. I think we are going to be singing this song for a very long time and I’m glad I get to do that with one of the best vocalists on this earth.” – BRETT ELDREDGE
WATCH “UNDER THE MISTLETOE” WITH BRETT ELDREDGE: HERE