The official start of the 2017 holiday season is expected to get underway later this week. However, with a president in office who prefers to speak out against athletes protesting injustice while remaining quiet about members of his own party who prey on teen girls, it may be hard to get into a holiday spirit. Singer Jody Watley feels your pain and has the perfect solution on how to push through in the form of her latest song, “Like A Holiday.”
On the tune, Watley admits that the current news cycle makes it way too easy to feel down in the dumps. However, if we keep the reason for the season in mind, we just may find a way to stay on the up-and-up even when things seem hopeless.This includes spending time with close friends, family and loved ones as the means to raise your spirits. While “Like A Holiday” certainly won’t be able to make the troubles of the world go away, it can at least take your mind off today’s gloomy headlines. Co-produced by Watley and her longtime producer Rodney Lee, the midtempo song is the perfect prescription for the wintertime blues. With the exception of a few well-placed jingle bells, the song feels more like throwback R&B than holiday music, providing Watley with the perfect backdrop for her upbeat hopeful message.
“Like A Holiday” marks Watley’s first foray into Christmas music. It arrives just in time for her to perform it during her upcoming The Colors of Christmas Tour. The tour, which kicks off December 3rd in Westbury, New York, will feature Watley alongside Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard, Marilyn Mccoo and Billy Davis, Jr. The 10-date tour will take Watley and crew from New York to the West Coast, before heading down south where it will wrap up in Dallas. For ticket information, check out the tour’s official website. In the meantime, check out Watley’s song and see for yourself if it doesn’t fill you with hope for a better tomorrow. “Like A Holiday” is currently available on iTunes.