Keith Urban Drops Festive 'I'll Be Your Santa Tonight' Music Video
By Blake Taylor
December 6, 2019
Keith Urban has released the music video for his festive holiday song, "I'll Be Your Santa Tonight."
In the clip, Urban sings the song in a picture-perfect wintery setting featuring twinkling lights, pine trees, and a gentle snowfall. He also plays several instruments throughout the video, including bass, guitar, and piano.
"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, so I didn't want to touch on that too much," Urban explains.
"I'll Be Your Santa Tonight," co-written by Urban alongside Shane McAnally, marks the country star's first-ever holiday song. "I've always wanted to record a Christmas song, but I really wanted to try and write something new," Urban says. "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, until her man comes through."
The track starts off a bit dreary as Urban sings about no snow, dense fog, and no family around for the holiday season.
"The weatherman says / It ain't gonna snow this year / And the fog is too heavy / To cut a path for the reindeer / Your sister's stuck in Denver / And your momma can't come," Urban sings.
However, the story takes a turn for the better. "But you don't have to be alone (I'll tell you why)," he sings before diving into the chorus.
"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."
Watch the story of "I'll Be Your Santa Tonight" come to life in the video, directed by Chris Hicky, below.
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