Emmy, Tony, and Golden Globe-nominated star Matthew Morrison has premiered the track “This Christmas” from his forthcoming holiday EP A Classic Christmas, due out on November 19th via Adam Levine’s 222 Records. The EP is a set of holiday tunes from one of the standards world’s most impressive crooners that brings a fresh sound to these cherished Christmas classics. Morrison turned to the late legendary producer Phil Ramone (who also produced Matthew’s collection of Broadway standards, Where it All Began, out earlier this year) to create 6 songs featured on the EP. This marks Morrison’s second release on 222 Records, the newly formed label from Adam Levine.
In an interview with Elle.com, Matthew talked about his rendition of “This Christmas” – “The track has more of a pop sensibility to it, which I think was probably the hardest for me to record since I have more of that classic [style]. I love this song, and I tried to make it my own. It is just a fun song, and I need that fun, uptempo release as well.”
In further support of the EP, Matthew Morrison will be performing on November 29th and 30th with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Fans can also catch a special performance by Morrison on PBS beginning November 30th. The network will air a live concert recorded at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford, CT that finds Morrison serenading the at-home audience with both timeless Christmas songs and a collection of standards from Where it All Began. For more information on Matthew Morrison, visit www.matthewmorrison.com.