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Gwen Stefani illustration for 360 Magazine by Kaelen Felix

GWEN STEFANI “LET ME REINTRODUCE MYSELF”

Global superstar Gwen Stefani releases her new reggae-tinged single “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” today on Interscope Records. With the release, Stefani is featured on New Music Daily on Apple Music. “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” is available now at all digital retailers.  Watch the lyric video for “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” HERE.

Stefani will debut the single with a performance on tonight’s episode of The Voice, airing at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT, where she is now in her fifth season as a coach on NBC’s four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series.    

Recorded in quarantine and co-written with relentless hitmaker Ross Golan alongside rising songwriter/producer Luke Niccoli, the single finds Stefani reminding fans of what she does best: create vibrant, uplifting music that is real and honest to who she is as an artist. 

“This song is a way of saying I’m back with new music. It’s a fun, lighthearted song because I got inspired and hope to bring a little bit of joy, said Stefani. “The idea was to write a song that had a bit of a nostalgic feeling to it, so I think musically it reminds you of back in the day, going back to where I started musically which was with ska and reggae. I’m still the same me but here’s something a little bit new in case you feel like hearing a little bit more of me.”

Musically, “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” is a full-circle moment, with an instrumental that nods to her roots with the ska-punk band No Doubt. Bass-heavy beats and breezy acoustic guitars course under and around her laid-back vocals, as Stefani confidently asserts her space in the modern musical universe: “In case you forgot—no, I’m not records on your shelf.” The single also offers a sly callback: “I already gave you bananas,” she sings playfully, nodding to the cheerleader chant on her 2005 Pharrell Williams-produced No. 1 hit, “Hollaback Girl.”

“Let Me Reintroduce Myself” caps off a busy year for Stefani. She had two top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with fiancé Blake Shelton, “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere.” And her holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, was just reissued with two new songs, including Ryan Tedder co-write “Here This Christmas.”

A three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, Stefani, has achieved global success as, among other accomplishments, a performer, songwriter, frontwoman for ska-punk heroes No Doubt, and multi-platinum solo artist. To date, she’s sold more than 50 million units worldwide. Her 2015 solo album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. If 2020 is any indication, listeners should keep an eye out for more from Stefani soon.

Listen to “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” here. Keep up with Stefani on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and her Website.

COUNTRY XMAS

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS VINYL ALBUMS PERFECT FOR THE TURNTABLE OR TREE

 

REBA MCENTIRE’S CLASSICMERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU REISSUED ON VINYL TO CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY

 

LADY ANTEBELLUM AND DARIUS RUCKER’S BELOVED HOLIDAY COLLECTIONS RELEASED ON VINYL FOR FIRST TIME

 

With their shared love of storytelling and tradition, Christmas and country music have gone hand in hand since the genre’s beginnings. Dating back to the late 1920’s some of the earliest country singers recorded songs about Christmas. In 1949, country Christmas music became mainstream when singing cowboy Gene Autry topped the charts with “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” and Ernest Tubb popularized “Blue Christmas” several years before Elvis made it the classic it is today. Ever since, the genre has been the perfect vehicle for the range of emotions that the holiday season can bring.

 

Whereas country and Christmas go together as great as a partridge in a pear tree, there’s no better way to listen to these seasonal sounds than on vinyl. From the 30th anniversary reissue of Reba McEntire’s first Christmas album to Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker’s beloved collections getting their first-ever release on vinyl, UMe has several country Christmas records to put under the tree or on the turntable to make your holiday gatherings even brighter.

 

REBA MCENTIRE – MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU (MCA NASHVILLE/UMe)

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of country icon Reba McEntire’s timeless double-platinum album Merry Christmas To You, the long out-of-print record has been reissued on vinyl for the first time since its original 1987 release. Pressed on standard black vinyl and featuring the ‘90s cover image from the CD version, the album that first celebrated McEntire’s love of Christmas includes her beautiful and joyous takes on traditional Christmas tunes like “Away In A Manger,” “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night” and seasonal standards like “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire).”

 

McEntire recently debuted as host for the eighth annual “CMA Country Christmas” to record high ratings. The two-hour holiday music event, which aired November 27, will re-air on ABC on Saturday, December 23 at 8/7 PM and will feature performances by McEntire, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Trisha Yearwood, Alan Jackson and more of today’s best country stars sharing their favorite sounds of the season.

 

Order Merry Christmas To You:http://UMe.lnk.to/RebaMcEntireMCTY

 

LADY ANTEBELLUM – ON THIS WINTER’S NIGHT (CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMe)

Originally released in 2012, Lady Antebellum’s On This Winter’s Night is making its vinyl debut just in time for the holidays and the album’s five-year anniversary. The 12-track collection on standard black vinyl sees Lady A put their unique spin on an eclectic mix of holiday favorites including “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Blue Christmas” and features the gorgeous original title track, written by the band. The Gold-selling album offers a variety of musical styles and sounds, from gentle acoustic guitar and strings to fiddle to sleigh bells and swinging horns, with the trio’s unmistakable harmonies front and center. As All Music exclaimed, “This is a Christmas album for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a soundtrack for days of shopping, present wrapping, and parties filled with good cheer.”

 

Make sure to check out Lady Antebellum perform album tracks “This Christmas” and “Silver Bells” on “CMA Country Christmas” on Saturday, December 23 on ABC.

 

Order On This Winter’s Night:http://UMe.lnk.to/LadyAOTWN

 

DARIUS RUCKER – HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMe)

On Darius Rucker’s Home For The Holidays, the acclaimed singer mixes up country, soul, swing and R&B for an album that has something for everyone in the family. The dozen songs combine holiday chestnuts like “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” with two Rucker originals “What God Wants For Christmas” and “Candy Cane Christmas.” Rucker is joined by friend Sheryl Crow on the time-honored duet “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and has some childhood fun on the Dr. Seuss classic “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch. Produced by Frank Rogers, the album is available on standard black vinyl for the first time.

 

Rucker will perform “Winter Wonderland” on ABC’s “The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration” on Christmas morning.

 

Order Home For The Holidays:http://UMe.lnk.to/DariusRuckerHFTH

 

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST

For even more holiday music this season, head over to the Country Christmas playlist on Spotify for a wide-ranging blend of festive favorites from Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Brenda Lee, Kacey Musgraves, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Amy Grant and Vince Gill. Listen here:http://open.spotify.com/user/digster.fm/playlist/6mIRMg8kpuok7eS3o7uUx7

 

REBA MCENTIRE – MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU TRACK LISTING

SIDE A

1. Away In A Manger

2. On This Day

3. O Holy Night

4. The Christmas Guest 
5. Silent Night

 

SIDE B

6. Happy Birthday Jesus (I’ll Open This One Just For You)

7. White Christmas

8. I’ll Be Home For Christmas

9. A Christmas Letter

10. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

 

LADY ANTEBELLUM – ON THIS WINTER’S NIGHT TRACK LISTING

 

SIDE A

1. A Holly Jolly Christmas

2. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

3. All I Want For Christmas Is You

4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas

5. This Christmas

6. The First Noel

 

SIDE B

7. On This Winter’s Night

8. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

9. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

10.Silent Night (Lord Of My Life)

11.Blue Christmas

12.Silver Bells

 

DARIUS RUCKER – HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS TRACK LISTING:

SIDE A

1.Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

2.Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

3.What God Wants For Christmas

4.You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch

5.Baby, It’s Cold Outside

6.I’ll Be Home For Christmas

 

SIDE B

1.O Come, All Ye Faithful

2.Winter Wonderland

3.Candy Cane Christmas

4.Please Come Home For Christmas

5.Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

6.White Christmas