Christmas is around the corner, the decorations are now up in the shops/high streets.
Bradley Gillis brings to us the visuals for Santa Claus is Rockin’ just in time for us to get ready for the magical part of the year. The listener is not only reminded of a special, nostalgic time of year, but a song that has a rich, multi-genre music bed. What we liked most about this track is that this Dublin-based singer/songwriter has such a warm, happy delivery. His song would fit nicely nestled alongside any collection containing Manheim Steamroller, the great Burt Ives, the iconic Bing Crosby, Wham’s “Last Christmas” and another jolly hit, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by Band Aid.
One other aspect of this song that makes it stand out is that it gets stuck in your head after just one listen. It stays with you, much like any Christmas or holiday staple. Gillis gifts this track like a favorite toy, or long-awaited family member arrival.
Such a fun song and we couldn’t help but feel a bit sad that it’s pigeoned-holed into a seasonal piece. It’s a great song that deserves year-round love. The stirring strings, the hop-along- keys, and the easy-going vocals all make for a solid memory.
The video has already racked up over 350,000 views on YouTube and we think it may be hitting upwards of 1 million by Christmas.
Thank you Bradley Gillis for bringing the Christmas joy to ArtistRack.