With Christmas just days away, most of us have skewed our radio settings and digital streams towards holiday tunes. Our perennial favorites are queued and ready, but Charlie Wilson and Latin-pop duo Solero are hoping to diversify the Yuletide rotation with their rendition of "O Holy Night."
The labelmates keep things fairly simple for the visual release. Set in a lovely home filled with festive decor, Uncle Charlie and his musical nephews (brothers Jonathan Solero and Jean Solero) look and sound like a legit '90s R&B group. The runs, the facial expressions, the hand movements...everything. If they were on a soundstage in silk pajamas with a wind machine blowing at them – or outside at night, standing in front of a jeep with headlights on, while wearing all-white Triple Fat Goose jackets – well, that would've been the icing on the cake. Throwback kicks and giggles aside, the handsome gentlemen really do sound great throughout the Spanglish-soul rendering.
What makes the song even more special is that it is dedicated to Solero's native home Puerto Rico, to uplift the island as it continues to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria. As Wilson told People Chica, “Our goal was to give some peace — not only to those who have been challenged but to everyone.” Watch the clip below and lookout for the Solero brothers' debut album (which Uncle Charlie says he "just might pop up on") in the near future. Charlie Wilson's NAACP Image Award-nominated album In It To Win It is available at all major retailers, and you can visit Solero's website for updates and more.