Katharine McPhee and David Foster Discuss Collaborating on Christmas Songs for the First Time Since American Idol

‘Tis the period for a brand-new collection of holiday-ready tracks from Katharine McPhee and David Foster. The wedded set launched 7 brand-new tracks for Christmas Songs in October in expectancy of the holiday, and they discussed their ideas in the most up to date episode of Billboard News.

“It’s not really a second album; the way we look at it is that it’s one complete album,” McPhee shared. “Most albums have about, what, 13 tracks on it? So now we’ve just combined the two, last year [and this year], so it’s like one big album, and now you can get the whole thing in a bundle.”

Christmas Songs significantly notes McPhee and Foster’s very first brand-new product with each other in nearly twenty years, and it was motivated partially by the added time they had with each other throughout the pandemic as a method to consume time.

“We toured together a lot, but 18 years ago was when I produced her very first single off the Idol show, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” which came to be, in all discreetness, sort of a job dive for you,” he gently teased his better half.

“It’s a song that has followed me wherever I go, but I did originally sing it on American Idol, so let’s just remember that it was based off of that version, but not just what David Foster wanted … I do that song a lot, but [Christmas Songs] was the first and few times we were in the recording studio together until we were actually each other’s ball and chain,” McPhee included.

The now-completed Christmas Songs consists of vacation standards “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” “Amazing Grace,” “My Grown Up Christmas List” and much more.

Watch McPhee and Foster’s complete meeting with Billboard News in the video clip over.




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