New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Soul-pop artist, Loren Smith, captures the joy and magic of the holidays in his heartfelt cover of *NSYNC's "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays". Using his powerhouse vocals combined with percussive and energetic instrumentation, Smith infuses a soulful twist to this holiday tune. The music video for "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" is now on YouTube with the single available for free download on SoundCloud.
While so many holiday classics have been covered over and over, Loren Smith decided to spice things up and breathe new life into the more recent Christmas classic, "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays." Led by his rich vocals, a soulful rhythm and grooving bass line sets the perfect tone for this cover of *NSYNC's holiday favorite. Smith maintains the sentiment of the original version while injecting the song with a heavy dose of funk that makes the song all the more danceable. Packed with a jubilant nature that lifts the spirit and fills the atmosphere with earnest joy, the positive energy of this cover is truly contagious. Demonstrating Smith's impressive range and inclination for lighthearted harmonies, his rendition of "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" secures his rein as "King of the Power Ballad." "As a singer, I was taught what comes from the heart, goes to the heart," Smith says. Smith's new spin on "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" is absolutely the perfect way to warm hearts this winter. Backed by the very capable production of Jeff Hoeppner (Zendaya, Tevin Campbell, Liv & Maddie), Smith's interpretation perfectly embodies what the holiday season is all about. The video, which shows a cheerful holiday party with Smith's friends, was directed by Scotty
Farris and filmed by Travis
Loren Smith grew up in Oakland, California, surrounded by a very musical family. "I was never given a choice to sing. Singing was second nature for me," Smith stated. Following a flourishing music career in television, background singing, countless shows at venues such as Universal Studios Hollywood and the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, singer and composer Loren Smith has stepped out on his own, already gaining a spot on NBC's "The Today Show." Accrediting his inspiration to music greats such as Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston
and Stevie Wonder, Smith has taken the world by storm with his beautiful voice. He has performed hundreds of shows worldwide, and earned the title of "the Luther Vandross
of the next generation". He is dedicated to continue inspiring more audiences and has a passion for both people and music.
Loren Smith always marvels a crowd with his immaculate vocal presence and infectious positivity in all his work. The joyous energy of this cover sets the perfect tone to welcome the holiday spirit with its rapturous tone. Smith's "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" music video can be viewed now on YouTube and the single can be downloaded for free on SoundCloud! To learn more about Loren Smith and his musical journey, visit www.SangLorenSmith.com.