Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose… and R. Kelly blasting from the boombox.
Is there something wrong with that picture? Not if Kelly has anything to say about it, now that he’s releasing his first-ever holiday album, “12 Nights of Christmas” to put a little soul into our Yuletide celebrations.
Unlike many holiday albums, “12 Nights Of Christmas” will feature no cover versions of holiday classics, but 12 brand new tracks.
“The album embodies a traditional Christmas sound accompanied by a variety of heartfelt love songs,” notes the announcement, adding that Kelly’s goal is to offer “a soulful alternative to your Christmas favourites while showcasing why he’s still proclaimed as the King of R&B.”
The tracklist of “12 Nights Of Christmas” is:
1. My Wish For Christmas
3. Home For Christmas
4. Mrs. Santa Claus
5. I’m Sending You My Love For Christmas
7. Once Upon A Time
8. Greatest Gift
9. It’s Christmas Day
10. Christmas Lovin’
11. Flyin’ On My Sleigh
12. 12 Nights of Christmas
Kelly himself made the announcement on Twitter last week, posting a photo of the album cover. “12 Nights of Christmas” will drop on Oct. 21.