'I Believe in Santa' Review: Jojo Siwa makes Santa Claus groove in Meghan Trainor’s colorful Christmas video
For her new single, Meghan has tapped 17-year-old American singer, dancer and actress Jojo Siwa
Meghan Trainor seems to have found her lost mojo and that too at the time of Christmas. With an intention to spread the festive cheer, the 26-year-old crooner has just dropped a brand new music video of her song ‘I Believe in Santa’ from her new album ‘A Very Trainor Christmas.’ Before releasing the official music video, the American singer-songwriter had already given a glimpse to her fans on Twitter with a teaser and captioned it as, “SURPRISEEE!!! My FAVORITE young icon @itsjojosiwa is the star of the #IBelieveInSanta music video Santa ClausStar-struck SHE IS SUCH A SUPERSTAR!!! Can’t wait until you guys see her performance.”
For her new music video, Meghan has tapped 17-year-old American singer, dancer, actress, and Instagram star Jojo. Speaking of the same, Meghan in an official statement asserted, “JoJo is a superstar! She works so hard and her incredible, positive energy is contagious. It was an honor to have her star in this music video!” The 2minute37second video kickstarts with a dreamy sequence of a snowy winter land where we see the young talent Jojo walking in a dense forest covered in fog as the audio greets the listeners with an opera styled R&B vocals. Jojo looks like a dream as she finds an abandoned but well-decorated house with all things Christmas in the middle of nowhere.
As soon as she enters the house, the song changes the vibe and Meghan Trainor’s vocals make us believe, the song is surely a banger as she croons, “Ever since I can remember, I get jolly in December/ I look good in ugly sweaters, No one can rock 'em better/ I gain 15 pounds a season (season), Blame Santa, he's the reason (reason)/ I bake cookies just to please him, Ho, ho, ho, ‘tis the season.” What we love about this track is just when we thought it is going to be like any other slow Christmas song, the hip-hop beats infused with synths and trumpets take the track a notch higher. Jojo can be seen thoroughly enjoying the festive spirit as she dances her heart out throughout the song minus the backup dancers. The video is as colorful as it can get. We were expecting an appearance from Meghan Trainor but she did not mark her attendance here. But, yes keeping in mind the theme of Christmas, Santa Claus steps-in almost at the end of the video and shows-off his uber-cool dance moves with the 17-year-old talent. ‘I Believe in Santa’ is surely one of the best tracks from the album and Meghan easily succeeds in taking an unconventional route for a Christmas song.
‘A Very Trainor Christmas’ was released on October 30, 2020, via Epic Records and Trainor’s own label, Honest OG Recordings. The song ‘White Christmas’ also peaked to number one on the AC chart, while holding the numero uno spot on the media base Holiday Chart for the fourth consecutive week. According to the publication Just Jared, Trainor’s label had earlier said, “Meghan enlisted the help of her entire family as she handcrafted the album. Whether it was as songwriters, background vocalists, producers, or instrumentalists- every Trainor played a crucial role in bringing this album to life. Meghan also invited some surprise guests to be a part of this Christmas Party!”
Meghan’s first Christmas album also stars a number of her friends and family members. Seth MacFarlane joins Meghan for a soulful and sweet rendition of ‘White Christmas,’ while Meghan’s cousins, Jayden, Jenna, & Marcus Toney take flight with ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.’ Marking the most sentimental track of all, Meghan’s father Gary Trainor guests on a joyous ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ to set the holiday emotions going. Stream the full album here.