Under the Radar

Morissette Joins a1’s Ben

Adams on Latest Christmas

Anthem

by Inside Manila Team, November 21, 2019 12:37pm

Art by Ahl Mirambel

Under the Radar

Morissette Joins a1’s Ben Adams on Latest Christmas Anthem

by Inside Manila Team, November 21, 2019 12:37pm
Art by Ahl Mirambel
 

Nothing heralds iconic holiday tunes more than having two established stars collaborate on one festive anthem. 

Ben Adams, the lead singer of chart-topping boyband a1 and now a prominent producer based in the UK, teams up with Filipina singer Morissette on “This Is Christmas,” a potentially timeless bop that'll have a warm place in our hearts this Yuletide season. 

Released under Sony Music, the song was originally written for a Dutch artist, but the BRIT awardee and multi-platinum star changed his mind and took the material as part of his own. “I loved it so much I couldn't give it away,” states the British singer-songwriter and producer. 

"Once I recorded the whole thing I was like, it sounds magical but I'm sure I can squeeze some more magic out of it; so I began searching for the best person to collaborate on it with me," says Ben Adams.

After checking some links and recommendations from friends, Adams found the perfect duet partner in Morissette, one of the biggest and best-selling Filipina pop stars of her generation. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Loved being on @itsshowtimena with @itsmorissette - what a fun show! And awesome to see how much Filipinos embrace Christmas! #thisischristmas

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Roslyn Pineda, Sony Music’s GM Philippines & VP Business Development Asia, even referred the Akin Ka Na Lang singer to Adams as a potential duet candidate. Having worked with Ben Adams during his boyband phase and personally recommended Morissette to co-host Asian singing competition Bolt Of Talent with two-time Grammy winner Michael Bolton, she was confident that the two would hit it off together as singing partners for the new Christmas track.

After due research and several Facetime sessions, Ben Adams and Morissette found their voice in the holiday spirit. 

“When Ben Adams of a1 first reached out to us about possibly working on a Christmas track together, we were just thrilled and thought It would really be an honor to be working with him,” shares Morissette about the team-up.

“This Is Christmas,” is an upbeat tune about enjoying the holiday season with your loved ones, looking forward to coming home and making the most of the Christmas season. Listen to "This Is Christmas" on music streaming and download platforms worldwide.

 

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