Rick Astley perfectly captures the festive spirit in his original new song ‘Love This Christmas’, which is out now.
Christmas is the bright light at the end of 2020. After an immensely challenging year, it’s a chance to reflect on what’s important in life and to look forward to a more positive year ahead. It’s this spirit which Rick has channeled in his latest song.
The utterly uplifting ‘Love This Christmas’ feels like a modern update on a Motown festive classic. Rick’s famously soulful voice delivers a joyful message of love this Christmas, and is supported by rousing vocal harmonies and sleigh bells.
Listen to ‘Love This Christmas’ by Rick Astley on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.
Rick commented, “I was out on my usual morning walk again thinking how terrible this year has been for so many people. Then I thought, well at least Christmas is coming soon! But what do we want for Christmas? I think, what we really want and need is love and being together and the song happened. I just want this to be a fun and feel good song to lift the mood for everyone who hears it.”
While 2020 has – as with all artists – restricted Rick’s activities, he has consistently made the best of the situation. He launched his TikTok channel with a video of him dancing to ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, which went viral and accumulated a staggering 20.7 million views and 3.8 million likes as he raced to 1.4 million followers on the platform.
Most recently, Rick released the charity single ‘Every One Of Us’ alongside The Unsung Heroes to celebrate the Unsung Hero Awards 2020. The track continues to raise money for the BBC’s Children In Need.
Rick’s arena tour – which is close to sell out – has been rescheduled for next year. In addition to the tour, he will also play two free shows for NHS staff and frontline workers at Manchester’s AO Arena and The SSE Arena, Wembley, the tickets for these shows were both gone within 30 minutes.