Expect Debby Ryan to be a name you’ll hear a lot more of in 2014 — the Disney superstar-turned-singer-songwriter is prepping her debut album with her band debby | the never ending — but she’s offered an advance tease at their sound together with their cover of the Yuletide standard “Santa Baby.” It’s not your usual cover, though — Ryan and company have injected this rendition with some unexpected country-rock grit, all twanging guitars and puttering drums. Her voice is nice and smooth, fitting over the production lseamlessly.
The video, too, is a lively affair, with Ryan all wrapped up in fur (an early Christmas gift, perhaps) having a casual jam session with her band.
This “Santa” is understated and charming — just how it should be. We were very good this year, after all.
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