Keith Urban just released the music video for his new holiday track, "I'll Be Your Santa Tonight," and now he's already showing off an alternate version of the tune.
The Aussie country star shared a video on Instagram of himself doing a stripped down, acoustic version of the song. It's only a couple verses of the track, and is recorded with just him playing a guitar in a studio.
"'Tis the season," he wrote as the caption. Some fans even prefer this version of the song.
"Fab! Love it more with just you and the acoustic!" one said.
"And just like that, I have a new favorite Christmas song," another wrote.
"Oh 'I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight' thank you for this new hot song it’s my absolutely favorite Christmas song," a third replied.
When the song was released, Urban reveled that he actually wrote the winter tune in the middle of summer.
“We started writing in my studio, which I decked out with colored Christmas lights, a tree, tinsel and of course I put the AC on arctic, so it was freezing!" Urban said.
"Shane [McAnally] says to me, ‘Do you have a piano? and I say, 'Yeah, but its upstairs.’ So, we head upstairs to the living room –– nice and warm and toasty, with no Christmas decorations of any sort. Of course, we end up writing the whole thing there –– go figure.”
“I wanted to write a song that could kind of just travel anywhere really, I guess, and be also about the sort of the romantic side of this particular Christmas Eve," Urban said about his inspiration for the track."
"The idea that this girl is about to have the bleakest Christmas ’cause there’s too much fog, there’s no snow, her mom’s not going to be able to make it, her sister can’t come, it’s all going to be a complete mess. And the guy steps up and says it’s gonna happen. ‘I’ll bring the magic.'”
“We still love going to the beach at Christmas time, as long as we’re in Australia, because it’s like the Fourth of July," Urban said. "It’s huge. Everybody’s out. It feels very celebratory. It’s in the ‘90s. It’s crazy, but having grown up with that, it feels very natural to me. Albeit it, we still had all of the same Christmas songs, so we’re in like 90-degree heat with shorts and tank tops singing ‘Walking in a Winter Wonderland. I remember getting Christmas cards of like Santa on a surfboard, so that probably explains a lot.”