Nashville-based singer/songwriter Emily Hackett is celebrating the holidays with her cover of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)“.
“Recording this song has always been on my bucket list,” Emily explains. “The timing seemed so appropriate with everything going on in the world.”
The lyric video was created by Emily herself using clips of her own home movies around the holidays. The artwork, designed by Bo Rinehart of Needtobreathe, was inspired by Lennon’s trademark doodles. “I thought nodding to that would be the best way to represent him and keep the focus on the message of the song,” Emily shared with Taste of Country.
mily recently released her debut EP, By The Sun, on September 21st. “[By The Sun] are the songs that take full and honest ownership of who I am and how you’d meet me on the street,” said Emily in a recent interview with Ladygunn Magazine. “They all encourage authenticity and staying true to yourself and what made you, including the times you have to laugh at yourself a bit.”