Photos: Kurt Heinecke - KH Studios, Inc.
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"'Edelweiss' is a special song for us. Of course, the simple nylon-string treatment from 'The Sound of Music' will always bring us back to cozy white Christmases," says Jon. "But the song means more than just nostalgia from a beautiful movie scene.'"
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"Like we mentioned earlier, we never set out to try our hand at new Christmas music, it was birthed out of necessity.
In a sense, the “newness” isn’t new recording techniques or gear or the latest trends, it’s almost the opposite. It was just us, holed up in our tiny one-bedroom Chicago apartment, recording the songs in which we hoped our families and friends would find warmth, cheer, and a sense of 'home.'"
"These two classic songs are some of our favorites, so we mashed them up to make a super-Christmas medley we love. This video was shot at the end of a long day of shooting, and we were tired and cold. We had already flubbed a couple takes right at the beginning and felt like we weren’t quite capturing the love and longing that these songs are meant to capture. So, we incentivized ourselves. We said if we nailed it this next take, we would award ourselves with our favorite warm, frothy drinks. Needless to say, the next take was full of love and longing (albeit for the warm, frothy drinks) and we nailed it. Whatever it takes, right?”
Watch the video for the mash-up of "The Way You Look Tonight" and "I'll Be Home For Christmas" here.