Grace VanderWaal and Ingrid Michaelson have released their new holiday song, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,”
this past Friday (October 12).
The duet will be featured on Ingrid‘s upcoming album, Ingrid Michaelson’s Songs for the Season, out October 26.
The 12-song collection, which was recorded with a 35-piece symphony to capture the warm and nostalgic big band feel of the 40s and 50s, also features duets with Leslie Odom Jr, Christina Perri, and Will Chase.
“Grace has such an old soul voice,” Ingrid shared. “Her sound is so unique, I knew she would bring warmth and energy to the song.”
“I love everything about this time of year,” Ingrid added. “Christmas was a big deal at my house. We would have a huge party every Christmas Eve filled with family and friends. My dad would play carols and everyone would eat, sing and dance. This time of year may mean something different now than it did as a child but it’s become even more special, especially as I’ve experienced loss and heartbreak. I’ve finally found the time to record and release my own Christmas record and recreate some nostalgic favorites of mine. I want people to listen to this record and feel warm and fuzzy. I think the world needs that right now.”
Ingrid‘s new tour, “Ingrid Michaelson Trio Presents Songs for the Season,” kicks off on November 26. Get more info here.