Canadian singer-songwriter Steve Jensen has unveiled his cheerful, grin-worthy new single, “Xmas Time With You”.
“It’s Christmas time! Whaddya know?” is the question that kicks off this merry and bright track as Jensen reminisces about Christmases past — wishing “you were here with me” with a bit of bittersweetness in his warm, welcoming vocal, along the way.
Add in the jingle-jangle of guitars, a pinch of piano, and a lively shuffle, and you certainly have a Santa-approved aural treat for the holiday season.
“When I thought up this song, I had a thought of my brother Ken and I growing up in South Burnaby and how a happy and simpler time it was then,” Jensen recalls.
“Xmas Time With You” is the latest entry in a wide and varied songwriting catalog by this well-known and seasoned Coquitlam, B.C.-based artist. The song lands on the heels of 2021’s single, “Skytrain Babe,” as well as Jensen’s second full-length album, Gimme the Goods, and his first self-titled effort, Steve Jensen — which was mastered at none other than Abbey Road Studios in London.
“I felt listening, I was fully taken into Christmas day opening presents and sitting around the dinner table with friends and family, and all the specialness that comes with it,” Ron Scott, former Vice President of Marketing at Capitol Records – EMI Music of Canada, says of the song. “This is a song the world needs to hear right now!”
Check out “Xmas Time With You” below, and stay up to date with Steve via his socials.
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