Sam Sparro is helping us get in the spirit of the season with the release of a live acoustic video for the holiday track “Christmas Time Is Here.”
The song is off the out artist’s holiday EP, Christmas In Blue, which also contains a cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” and the original song “Christmas In Your Heart.”
The acoustic performance features black-and-white footage of Sparro in the studio wearing sunglasses next to a Christmas tree, stripping things down to focus on his vocals.
Sparro said he was inspired to include the song from A Charlie Brown Christmas on the EP after his friend Tim started playing it on the piano one evening while they were discussing the holiday project.
“It’s one of my favorite Christmas songs because it’s got this sadness to it, and there’s a bit of melancholy for me around that time of year,” Sparro told NewNowNext. “All the song selections, like the title, have a blue feeling.”
Christmas in Blue is available now.