Ingrid Michaelson has teamed up with longtime friend and former tourmate Jason Mraz for an uplifting holiday duet titled “Christmas Valentine,” with the video premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Nov. 25).
A sweet piano ballad of finding love during the holiday season, on “Christmas Valentine” Michaelson and Mraz’s voices blend impeccably together. With vivid imagery of spending the holidays together, the song comes to life in an enchanting animated video.
“Baby just be mine/ A kinda sorta Christmas Valentine/ You’re making every day with you and I/ Feel like a very merry February,” the pair croon on the alluring chorus.
“Jason and I toured together years ago, and I got to know his kind spirit,” Michaelson tells Billboard. “He really embodies what the season is all about. We were both on the road and had to record our parts separately but when we finally got in the same room for the photo shoot, that incredible spirit was shining all around him! The only regret I have about this song is that we didn’t collaborate sooner.”
Adds Mraz, “Ingrid is the sweetest. I’m very flattered she thought of me and I’m thrilled to be associated. I love holiday music and I believe what Ingrid has created has the goods to become a new holiday classic.”
“Christmas Valentine” follows the release of Michaelson’s first holiday album, 2018’s Ingrid Michaelson’s Songs for the Season. “Christmas Valentine” is currently available via Amazon Music as part of the streaming platform’s Amazon Original songs and albums.
The video for “Christmas Valentine” is below.