Elle King and Ronnie Spector have teamed up for a 60s-style Christmas song that’s really getting us in the holiday spirit!
“Under the Mistletoe!” is a throwback track that wouldn’t sound out of place on the famous A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector, which featured Ronnie Spector singing alongside The Ronettes. Its Wall-of-Sound-inspired arrangement and cheeky lyrics make it a welcome addition to all of our holiday playlists!
“You’re the only gift that I really want this year // I don’t even care if the party all disappeared,” Spector croons. “So send them all away, out into the snow // So we can be alone under the mistletoe.”
All proceeds from the song will go to The Art of Elysium, a non-profit that recruits artists to help out their community. The foundation specifically focuses on homeless children.
“Everybody knows I love Christmas! And I’m thrilled to sing a new holiday song for a worthy cause!” Spector told PEOPLE in a statement. “It was great collaborating with Elle King on “Under the Mistletoe.” She sounds amazing, she’s a real artist, and I love how our vocals work together.”
“Under the Mistletoe!” is not the first time Spector and King have sung together. In 2016, Spector invited King onstage during her Glastonbury set, where they performed The Ronettes’ hit, “(The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up.”
“Now we’ve been able to reconnect to support the homeless community — and especially children impacted by homelessness — as the holiday season approaches,” Spector continued in her statement. “I encourage all my fans to find one thing they can do to help another person this Christmas. Let’s all get in the positive, holiday spirit!”
Check out “Under the Mistletoe!” here!
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