Brett Young Adds R&B Flair to ‘Silver Bells’ [Listen]
Brett Young adds flair to the holiday season with his rendition of "Silver Bells." The country crooner contributes his distinct style to one of his favorite Christmas songs, spicing it up with an R&B flavor.
Young is suave and subdued as he adds his own vibe to the Christmas classic. A soft guitar solo contributes to the song's sense of serenity.
"Silver bells / Silver bells / It's Christmastime in the city / Ring-a-ling, hear them sing / Soon it will be Christmas day," Young croons over the R&B beat adorned with gentle jingle bells.
"Aside from 'Silver Bells' being one of the most well-known classic Christmas songs, it’s specifically always been one of my favorites,” Young shares. "I think a song that's able to lend itself to so many different versions is a special thing and this one seems to be extremely versatile. Also, it just makes me happy when it comes on and that’s what Christmas is all about."
Fans were quick to share their approval on Instagram when he released the song in 2020, with Young's No. 1 fan, his wife Taylor Mills Young, praising, "Soooooo good babe! Just so good." Another fan promises the track "definitely will be in my playlist," while someone else proclaimed, "I AM IN LOVE! It sounds so good. <3 thank you for this."
Young released his first full-length Christmas album, Brett Young & Friends Sing the Christmas Classics, in 2021, and when he first started talking about the possibility of a holiday project, he admitted he didn't want to mess with a good thing.
"I don't wanna write Christmas songs," he said. "I would love to do the classics, but in a different vibe or style."
This holiday season, Young will spend quality time with his family, which includes wife Taylor and two young daughters, Presley and Rowan.