Following back-to-back No. 1 iTunes rankings for their first two EPs, recording duo Alexander Jean — composed of dancer and musician Mark Ballas and songwriter (and wife) BC Jean — are getting in the holiday spirit with their first Christmas song. “We Three Kings” is the duo’s rendition of the beloved Christmas carol, and it shines with their trademark style of raw rhythmic pop/rock. The duo is joined by American Idol alum Casey Abrams in a video premiering exclusively on Billboard.
Alexander Jean are currently on tour as an opening act for acclaimed violinist and recent DWTS runner-up (and partner to Mark) Lindsey Stirling on her Warmer in the Winter Christmas tour.
“We felt like we could do something earthy and cool with this particular song,” Mark and BC said. “This version of the holiday classic could be played any time of the year and be enjoyed. It’s not your traditional Christmas carol.
“To us ‘We Three Kings’ was the perfect choice because although it is classic it sometimes lives in the shadows to some of the other famous Christmas tunes,” they said. “Once we began playing with the arrangement we both felt we needed a third king, which led to the idea of having a featured artist. The light bulb went off immediately for us, we turned to each-other and said ‘Casey Abrams’ at the same time. We knew we wanted the third voice to have power and grit and also bring a third harmony to the table creating ‘The Three Kings’ sound enhancing our duo into a dynamic trio.”
“We Three Kings” will be available for purchase and streaming Thursday on all platforms. Check out the video below.