After debuting on his NBC holiday special earlier this week, John Legend’s new video for “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” can now be viewed on YouTube — the perfect way to get into the festive spirit.
Taken from Legend’s new holiday album, A Legendary Christmas, this reworking of the holiday classic features Legend teaming up with singer Esperanza Spalding for a soulful, R&B-inspired take on the beloved tune.
Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Fauntleroy (Quinn XCII, Louis the Child, Lil Yachty), the new video features Legend sporting a Santa cap and Christmas sweater as he and Spalding sing in a nightclub, along with a variety of various holiday scenes.
This wasn’t the only song from the new album to debut on the special, “John and Chrissy’s Legendary Christmas”, which aired Wednesday night on NBC; Legend also performed “Bring Me Love”, “Christmas Time Is Here,”, “Merry Merry Christmas”, and “What Christmas Means to Me” (featuring music icon Stevie Wonder).
Meanwhile, Legend is currently on his 25-date “A Legendary Christmas” tour, which kicked off on Nov. 14 and will wrap up on Dec. 30 in San Diego; he performed in Toronto on Tuesday — the tour’s sole Canadian date.