Mariah Carey shares new video for ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’
Mariah Carey premiered on YouTube livestream a new visual for the holiday tune, which finally reached No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart 25 years after its release.
The new Joseph Kahn-directed clip contrasts with the grainy footage in the original video, which was shot in 1994 in upstate New York.
The visual follows Carey as she takes a little girl in her own winter wonderland, which is populated with Santas on ice skates, dancing polar bears and toy soldiers.
“There’s a lot of things to be discovered in this clip. We wanted to make a modern classic. That’s kind of been the theme of this song,” the songstress explained in a special Q&A on YouTube.
In addition to being immortalized in a brand new visual, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” also received its own Amazon mini-documentary earlier this month.
The short film dives into the history of the 1994 holiday classic through insights from Carey herself and her collaborators.
The new visual for “All I Want For Christmas Is You” arrives a few weeks after Carey unveiled a 25th-anniversary reissue of her “Merry Christmas” album, which notably features unreleased covers of holiday standards like “Silent Night” and “Joy to the World.”
The two-disc deluxe reissue also includes a selection of previously-unreleased live takes from her 1994 performance at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
During the YouTube Q&A, Carey hinted that she was working on a new album with new collaborators, which she elusively described as “two different guys.” “The more the merrier, I always say. It’s Christmas!” she added.
Details about the forthcoming full-length, which would mark Carey’s 16th studio project, are still scarce to this date.
The yet-untitled opus would follow her latest studio album, “Caution”, which the pop star dropped in November 2018. NVG
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