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Jon Batiste Shares Joyous 'On the Sunny Side of the Street' Cover For Kohl's 2021 Spring Ad

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Jon Batiste at Global Citizen Festival in New York on Sept. 28, 2019.

The first day of spring is just around the corner, and Kohl's recently unveiled their new commercial featuring a fittingly cheery song by Jon Batiste.

The composition is a new recording of Batiste's cover of “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” this time with a new piano intro that he recorded exclusively for Kohl’s.

In the 30-second spot, a young girl is sitting in front of her house, drawing a hopscotch course with chalk. After she notices a grumpy mailman, she decides to add some fun to the neighborhood, extending the hopscotch game all the way out to the sidewalk, where her neighbors had no problem showing off their best moves. Even the mailman joined in on the fun.

"Grab your coat and get your hat / Leave your worries on the doorstep / Just direct your feet on the sunny side / The sunny side of the street," Batiste, a 2021 Oscar nominee, sings over a breezy piano melody.

Watch the sweet ad below, and shop Kohl's spring collection here.

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