Merry Christmas, Love is the first ever holiday album from Grammy Award winner Joss Stone and features classic favorites including, “Winter Wonderland,” “Silent Night,” “The Christmas Song” and more!
Grammy award-winning British singer and songwriter Joss Stone releases her first-ever holiday album, Merry Christmas, Love, which includes the first single “What Christmas Means To Me,” a spirited version of the Stevie Wonder classic. Recorded in Nashville where Joss is currently based, Merry Christmas, Love is filled like a stocking with songs that encourage families to sing together and is sure to be a staple in Stone’s growing household as well. In a teaser Joss shared while working in the studio she stated, “I have thought about making a Christmas album for years, I am Christmas obsessed!”
Inspired by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, and Michael Buble, Merry Christmas, Love celebrates the Holiday season with fifteen classic Christmas tracks including favorites such as “Winter Wonderland,” “Let It Snow,” “Jingle Bells,” “Silent Night” and more, plus two new original songs written by Joss, “If You Believe” and “Bring On Christmas Day” - a track celebrating her lifetime love for the joyful Holiday.
“Making this record has honestly been a dream come true. It’s been years and years playing in my head and now finally I get to hear it in reality. It seems to be very true that good things come to those who wait,” Joss states on recording the album. “All the Christmas stars have aligned and put me in the right place at the right time with the right team of people to make this music shine magic in every direction. I just hope people enjoy hearing it as much as I have making it,” she concludes.
Nearly two decades ago, Joss exploded on the music scene with her platinum-selling, breakout debut The Soul Sessions. Since then, she has won a Grammy, released two platinum-certified albums, collaborated with everyone from Mick Jagger and Smokey Robinson to Raphael Saadiq and The Roots, and most recently Dave Stewart in addition to many more. Joss recently won The Masked Singer UK in 2021 and celebrated the ten-year anniversary for Soul Sessions Vol. 2 in July this year.
Armed with a powerful voice and a sound based in vintage soul, Joss Stone hit the mainstream as a teenager and has enjoyed an enduring career of unpredictable twists and turns. The Grammy and Brit Award winning British singer, who has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, first earned a devoted audience at home and abroad with reinterpretations of classic soul songs and has expanded it with her songwriting chops and ability to explore styles far afield of vintage R&B, her first love. Over the past decade, Joss has continued to build an impressive global audience through her touring while also continuing the great work done by The Joss Stone Foundation, which she started in 2014 and supports various charities across the world for people in need.