A certain iconic diva is releasing new music again, so we all know what that means! It’s officially the holiday season and Santa Claus has arrived early with Mariah Carey and Khalid‘s “Fall in Love at Christmas.” With the added help of Kirk Franklin, Mimi eagerly ushers in the most festive months of the year. What more could we ask of the Queen of Christmas?
Aware of her influence in the industry, Mariah has been reaching out to a newer generation of artists to spread holiday cheer. After tapping Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson for last year’s “Oh Santa,” she’s reached out to “Location” crooner Khalid for a stunning R&B Christmas anthem. “Fall in Love” also features choir director and gospel singer Kirk Franklin for an extra touch of soul.
#FallInLoveAtChristmas Out Now ❤️🎄 @thegreatkhalid @kirkfranklin https://t.co/j78BB7qQh3 pic.twitter.com/UcsmgsoJog
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 5, 2021
“Fall in Love at Christmas” provides some of the best vocal harmonies we’ve heard this year. This is no surprise given Carey and Khalid’s phenomenal voices, but the end result is even better than we expected. It’s romantic yet cheery, making us yearn for a snowy day and a mug of hot chocolate. With its elite songwriting and musical arrangement, this easily joins the ranks of Mimi’s other Christmas masterpieces.
The official music video for “Fall in Love” is a loaded Easter egg basket for Mariah Carey’s loyal fandom. The Lambs are bound to appreciate everything from the neon sign that reads “The Butterfly Lounge” to the cameos from her twins and beloved dogs. Eagle-eyed viewers will also spot Mimi’s new brand of Irish Cream Liqueur, “Black Irish,” displayed in the background.
We know “All I Want for Christmas is You” will inevitably top the charts again this season. However, it’s always a pleasure to receive new original Christmas songs to add to our playlists.
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