Video: “Please Come Home for Christmas” by Will Overman

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Americana Highways brings you this video premiere of Will Overman’s version of the holiday classic, “Please Come Home for Christmas.” Will Overman’s “Please Come Home for Christmas” was recorded at White Star Sound in Louisa, Virginia with engineer Alex De Jong and produced by Eric Knutson. The music video was directed by Kai Crowe-Getty and produced by Will Overman and Evan Hunsberger. Background vocals by Eric and Meg Knutson and drums provided by Evan Hunsberger.

The video provokes a sense of heavy nostalgia and loss as it follows Overman navigating the now desolate Jefferson Theater in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. From the empty seats to the lonely stage, the impact of COVID-19 is evident and made all the more poignant by Overman’s presence in the deserted venue in which he has been a performer and an audience member. Adapting to COVID-19 has left many performance art spaces struggling to survive and with this video Overman not only visually captures the feeling of desperation felt by the art community as a collective but presents fans with an opportunity to assist in preserving venues, such as The Jefferson Theater, by donating to the National Independent Venue Association.

“The Jefferson is hallowed ground. It’s one of the more beautiful rooms in Virginia and maybe even the entire East Coast. Needless to say, getting to play there is always a treat. So to film this video inside an empty Jefferson was really sobering. A room like that’s not meant to be empty, it should be teeming with people and music and I look forward to the day we can safely get back to doing what we love.” – Will Overman

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