As we celebrated the “season of thanks” last month, Pink Sweat$ provided music lovers with plenty of reasons to be grateful. First, there was his killer collabo with Crush, “I Wanna Be Yours,” shortly followed by an “Honesty” remix featuring Jessie Reyez and a live performance of the original song during the 2019 Soul Train Awards. Now as we head into the final weeks of 2019, the rising crooner embraces the “season of giving” by offering fans a new version of Donny Hathaway‘s holiday classic “This Christmas.”
We appreciate that he doesn’t try to give the beloved tune an unnecessary makeover. In fact, Mr. Hathaway’s iconic vocals are featured prominently throughout the song. But take note, Pink Sweat$ is no slouch. The singer holds down the first verse with melodic perfection and later duets with the legendary soul man, creating something truly magical. The single also comes packaged with an animated lyric video that allows us to view the update through Mr. Sweat$’s rose-colored glasses. It’s fun for the whole family as “the pink teddy bear” strolls through a winter wonderland and hangs out with friends that resemble Scout Elf (of The Elf on the Shelf fame) and Charles Schulz‘s Peanuts characters.
While you patiently wait for the 2020 release of Pink Planet, scroll down to preview “This Christmas,” then head to your favorite retailer to give it a home on your holiday playlist.