Look, we’ve all been feeling kind of down in the dumps since Election Day. It’s been a rough couple weeks and when you add in the stress of holiday shopping, rushing around to see family, and picking out the perfect gift, it’s pretty easy to forget the whole point of the holiday and all the joy it’s meant to bring. Boston singer-songwriter Jeff Michaels is looking to change all of that with the release of his feel-good holiday track, “Green ‘n Red,” which honestly sounds like it belongs in a Hugh Grant holiday movie. (Am I the only one that just caught ‘Love Actually’ on TV and thinks this song would have been perfect for it?)
““One of the things I’ve learned time and time again is that music has the ability to heal, and this year it seems our little country needs a lot of healing,” explains Michaels. “No matter what side of the political spectrum you are on, November was tough for all of us. Facebook and Twitter turned into a war zone, with strangers yelling at each other and a lot of people forgot that we’re all in this together… it’s time we get the Green n’ Red out and put those memories behind us, and look for a brighter 2017!””
The track is accompanied by an adorable video that features an array of characters, including partying penguins, a bass-playing snowman, and of course the Big Man in Red himself, and his loyal herd of reindeer.
“Green ‘n Red” follows as Michaels’ annual Christmas release, succeeding tracks such as “Hey Santa (Bring Me Some Lovin’),” “Ain’t No Snow Like Christmas Snow,” as well as the satirical tracks “Fiscal Cliff,” and “If Donald Trump Were President,” under the moniker Johnny Fiscal. Each video features the same brilliant creativity as “Green ‘n Red,” proving Michaels to be not only handy with spreading holiday cheer—but a remarkable musician that’s here to stay.
Michaels is also the artist behind last year’s album, ‘Townie Paradise’, and has seen song placements in episodes of “The Real World” and “Teen Mom” (MTV) and the “T.O. Show” (VH1).
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