Keith Urban saves the romantic magic of Christmas with his first ever holiday tune, sharing the warm and snuggly video for “I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight.”
Calling the lighthearted track “classic in its melody, retro ’50s vibe in its structure,” Urban co-wrote “I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight” with Shane McAnally, and released it in early November. It finds the country superstar making the best of what at first seems destined to be a dreary Christmas — with no snow and no family coming to visit — until Urban swoops in to save the day … in typically suave style, of course.
“I’ve always wanted to record a Christmas song, but I really wanted to try and write something new,” he 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.”
Bringing the song to life is a charming video directed by Chris Hicky, filmed on snowy set filled with glittering evergreens and with Urban serving as his own band.
“I wanted to keep the video loose and a bit more performance-based than the actual story line,” Urban explains. “Everybody has their own version of what a song should look like, so I didn’t want to touch on that too much.”
Keith Urban’s “I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight” is out now.