American Idol season 7 runner-up David Archuleta has released his brand new Christmas album Winter In The Air via The Orchard (digital) and Shadow Mountain Records (physical product). The album is already in the Top 10 on iTunes Holiday charts and is available now at all digital retailers.
On the heels of the release of the music video for the infectious and upbeat lead single “Christmas in the Air,” the singer returns with a brand new clip for the album’s title track, “Winter in the Air.”
“I love the spiritual message during Christmas, but I also love the general vibe of winter time.” David said in a statement about the lovely ballad. “I thought it’d be a good challenge to write a song about sharing that intimate moment of experiencing the crisp winter air with someone you love.”
The somber, touching video finds David walking in a snowy, sunlit forest while dancers Ezra Sosa and Cassidy Forsyth perform a contemporary routine nearby. The duo recently competed on the second season of NBC’s dance competition, World of Dance, produced by former American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez.
“We decided to have dancers because there’s a grace in wintertime — a sacred stillness,” David shared with Variety. “Being outdoors in nature to experience that was the obvious way to show that, but I thought having a couple’s dance to interpret that in a different way would be really beautiful.”
Winter In The Air features 12 tracks including Christmas classics such as “White Christmas,” God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Holly Jolly Christmas” and “Mary, Did You Know?” In addition to co-writing the lead single “Christmas Every Day,” David also co-wrote the title track “Winter In The Air” and “He Is Born” for the new set.
In support of the new release, David will kick-off a month long tour beginning November 26 in Los Angeles and will wrap up on December 21 in Utah. Other cities on the trek include New York, Orlando & Nashville. Click here for ticketing info.