Jarrod Dickenson's latest Christmas video takes the viewer straight to the heart of a magical New York City during winter time.
Following the launch of his critically-acclaimed album, READY THE HORSES, the singer-songwriter has released the festive single, Christmas Time In the City, along with the B-side, a cover of Charles Brown’s Please Come Home For Christmas.
Jarrod recorded the songs at SonyTree Studios in Nashville, once again playing live with the full band and shot the video in New York City.
“It’s an incredible place year around, but during the Christmas season it is nothing short of magical," he says. "The entire city is dressed up in lights and wreaths. Buskers in the subway and on the street corners are singing holiday classics. There's an excitement in the air that's shared by locals and tourists alike. You can't help but smile as you walk down the streets. It's without question my favourite time of year.”
His most loved Christmas tune has always been the Charles Brown classic, Please Come Home For Christmas, so when the opportunity came to record it, he jumped at the chance.
"The original version by Charles Brown is one of the best vocal performances I've ever heard. So smooth and so soulful, and all of us in the studio had such a blast laying it down. Nothing warms the soul quite like a little Christmas blues.”
Hailing from Waco, Jarrod is now based in Nashville, after spending 10 years earning his stripes on the Texas and New York circuits.
Expect to hear a lot more from the talented singer-songwriter, and guitarist in the coming months as he tours his second album, READY THE HORSES.