Amazon Music Releases Exclusive New Amazon Original Tracks From Stormzy, Lizzo, Maisie Peters and More To Kick Off the Festive Season
Stream the official soundtrack to Prime Video’s Your Christmas Or Mine? Featuring Amazon Original tracks from the likes of Sam Ryder, Priya Ragu, Laura Mvula, Ella Henderson and More, Exclusively on Amazon Music
Prime members can stream these new Christmas songs and (more in shuffle mode), ad-free and at no additional cost to their membership
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LONDON—November 10, 2022—Amazon Music today announced the release of brand-new Amazon Original tracks for the Christmas season, including exclusive music from top artists including Stormzy, who has released an Amazon Original Orchestral version of ‘Firebabe’ featuring Jacob Collier and Debbie, recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios; Lizzo, who has covered ‘Someday at Christmas’, the classic originally penned by Stevie Wonder; and Maisie Peters whose new festive Amazon Original track ‘Together This Christmas’, soundtracks the official trailer for Prime Video’s heart-warming UK Original British comedy movie Your Christmas Or Mine?
Amazon Music have also today released the official soundtrack to Your Christmas Or Mine?, available exclusively to Amazon Music customers for the next year. The soundtrack features new Christmas Amazon Original tracks from a breadth of artists including Sam Ryder, who delivers his own power-pop unique version of ‘Jingle Bells’ by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles; Priya Ragu who delivers a fresh contemporary take on the Christmas classic ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’; plus more festive songs from Birdy and Skinny Living, Laura Mvula, Ella Henderson, BEKA, The Staves, Jerub and Gabe Coulter. The CD and Vinyl of the soundtrack are also available exclusively on Amazon here.
Many more global festive Amazon Original songs are also available to stream now, including a reimagined version of Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas” performed by Kane Brown, Lauren Spencer-Smith’s version of ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham!, and Giveon’s cover of ‘The First Noel’. Also out today is DVSN’s take on ‘Amazing Grace’, Latin artist Manuel Turizo’s rendition of the classic hit ‘All I Want For Christmas is You’, and a fresh take on Coldplay’s ‘Christmas Lights’ by Amy Shark. New music will also arrive from other artists around the world to light up the Christmas season, including a fresh performance of Liam Payne’s “All I Want (For Christmas)” by Zoe Wees and Latin artists Majo y Dan and Alex Zurdo’s version of “En lo Alto Gloria (Angels We Have Heard on High).” A full list of new exclusive Amazon Original holiday songs for 2022 can be found below.
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Speaking on writing Firebabe, Stormzy says: “Debbie, George (Moore) and I got into the studio and it was the most beautiful moment; a session I’ll never forget. We were making something that hopefully, God willing, lives forever. Something that has soul and feeling and it came from a really pure place. Jacob (Collier) was a key part of making the album and so it just made sense for him to put together the additional compositions for the orchestral version. He’s a genius and you can proper feel the Christmas spirit throughout it”.
“I chose to cover ‘Someday at Christmas’ not just because it’s a classic, but because it’s a reminder to us that almost 60 years later, we are still fighting for peace, compassion, and equality,” said Lizzo. “A friendly reminder to spread love and kindness this holiday season.”
Maisie Peters says: “I worked with Jim, the director of ‘Your Christmas Or Mine’ when I made the Trying: Season 2 soundtrack, so when he got back in touch to ask if I wanted to be involved in his Christmas film, obviously the answer was a huge festive yes and the result is ‘Together This Christmas’. The challenge to make something so bright and cheery but also stay true to my own lyricism and craft was really fun and I loved the task of what would my version of a Christmas classic be. I even added in my local pub at the time, The Ten Bells, that my housemate worked at every weekend!”
“We know that our customers love listening to Christmas music and it’s our goal to provide the perfect soundtrack for them over the festive period, whatever their musical tastes. That means wrapping them in the nostalgic warmth of their favourite festive hits, highlighting playlists to suit their mood and favourite genres, and introducing them to the future classics from today’s best artists” said Chris Helsen, Head of Programming at Amazon Music. “We collaborate with a breadth of artists from varying genres throughout the year to create original recordings that will bring music fans closer to some of their favourite artists and these Amazon Originals will undoubtedly do the same over the festive period.”
Talking about the Soundtrack, Jim O’Hanlon, Director of Your Christmas or Mine? Says: “I’m so unbelievably proud of this amazing soundtrack for Your Christmas or Mine? To have had so many classic Christmas songs re-recorded and reimagined so triumphantly by such an incredible array of up-and-coming and established British artists has been amazing. The soundtrack completely makes the film. One of the biggest challenges in making a Christmas movie is how to avoid a horribly cheesy soundtrack full of songs you’re sick to the back teeth of by mid-November every year. But I can guarantee no-one is going to tire of the songs on this album. With its eclectic reinterpretations of Christmas Classics - plus Maisie Peters’ incredible original title track - the soundtrack to Your Christmas or Mine? is everything I hoped it would be: fresh, cool and contemporary, and at the same time utterly, joyously, unapologetically festive. I can’t wait for people to hear it.”
These new exclusive Amazon Original singles join an ever-growing list of new Christmas music brought to customers by Amazon Music. Previous festive seasons have seen Amazon Original Christmas tracks from a wide selection of global superstars, including Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Ellie Goulding, George Ezra, John Legend, Camila Cabello, Mary J.Blige and many more.
This news comes just after Amazon Music announced the expansion of its offering for Prime members, bringing them a full catalogue of 100 million songs and the most top podcasts available ad-free, at no additional cost to their membership. Prime members can shuffle play any artist, album, or playlist, including a wide variety of Christmas playlists and stations to suit all tastes. As well as our all-encompassing Christmas Music station, these include the Merry Mix playlist, showcasing all the festive hits old and new, from Stormzy to Slade, and Christmas Past and Christmas Present to satisfy fans of both nostalgia and new music. To soundtrack your festive season, simply ask “Alexa, play Christmas music” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android or on Alexa-enabled devices.
Amazon Original Christmas Track List
‘Firebabe’ (Orchestration) by Stormzy
‘Together This Christmas’ by Maisie Peters
‘Someday at Christmas’ by Lizzo
‘Jingle Bells’ by Sam Ryder
‘Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree’ by Priya Ragu
‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ by Ella Henderson
‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ by Birdy x Skinny Living
‘Christmas Wish’ by The Staves
‘Purple Snowflakes’ by Laura Mvula
‘What Christmas Means To Me’ by BEKA
‘Just A Lonely Christmas’ by Jerub
‘Blue Christmas’ by Gabe Coulter
‘‘The First Noel’ by GIVĒON
Blue Christmas’ by Kane Brown
‘Last Christmas’ by Lauren Spencer Smith
‘Amazing Grace’ by DVSN
‘All I Want (For Christmas)’ by Zoe Wees
‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ by Alexis Ffrench
‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ by Manuel Turizo
‘Christmas Lights’ by Amy Shark
‘En lo Alto Gloria’ by Majo y Dan and Alex Zurdo
‘Mon Beau Sapin’ by Kendji Girac
‘Pastello Bianco’ by Pinguini Tattici Nucleari
‘Gozo y Paz’ by Blanca and Alex Campos
‘La Marimorena’ by Demarco Flamenco
‘Who Would Imagine A King’ by Budjerah
‘Dime Navidad’ by Edurne
‘El Hijo Ausente’ by Rafa Pérez
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About Your Christmas Or Mine?
Your Christmas Or Mine? is a heart-warming UK Original British comedy movie , which will launch exclusively on Prime Video on 2nd December in the UK, Ireland and over 240 territories worldwide.
The movie follows young couple James (Asa Butterfield, Sex Education) and Hayley (Newcomer, Cora Kirk), who end up having to experience each other’s family Christmas without their partners when one big surprise sends Christmas in the wrong direction. The movie is directed by Jim O’Hanlon (Catastrophe, Trying) features a stellar line up of British talent, including Alex Jennings (The Crown), Harriet Walter (Killing Eve), Daniel Mays (Fisherman’s Friends), David Bradley (the Harry Potter series), Angela Griffin (White Lines), Natalie Gumede (Titans), Lucien Laviscount (Emily in Paris) and Ram John Holder (Desmond’s).
Students Hayley and James are young and in love. After saying goodbye for Christmas at a London train station, they both make the same mad split-second decision to swap trains and surprise each other. Passing each other in the station, they are completely unaware that they have just swapped Christmases. Hayley arrives at a vast mansion in a small village in the Gloucester countryside to find a place where Christmas does not exist, whilst James heads north to a small semi-detached in Macclesfield and steps into the warm and chaotic pandemonium that only a large family Christmas can bring. When the entire country is blanketed in the biggest snowfall on record, our star-crossed lovers are trapped at the most manic time of the year. Christmas traditions are turned on their head, secrets are revealed, and family truths are told with hilarious consequences. The couple realise that there is an awful lot they don’t know about each other. Will they be able to swap back in time for Christmas Day? And will Hayley and James’ fledgling relationship make it through to the New Year?