JOHN Lewis released its Christmas advert for 2020 in November – but who sings this year’s song?
The two-minute clip, which is a joint release with sister retailer Waitrose, celebrates little acts of kindness and encourages viewers to “give a little love”.
It’s made up of nine different scenes, each of which are made up of different arts forms – including live action, animation, CGI and claymation – and feature acts of goodwill
The scenes are connected to create a long chain of giving, as each film passes the campaign’s heart emblem on to the next part of the film.
John Lewis has also released an additional 30-second advert on the side – you can which it below – which encourages people to donate to this year’s partner charities Home-Start and FareShare.
But unlike previous John Lewis adverts, which all feature covers of existing songs, both clips feature a new original track.
Who sings in the 2020 John Lewis advert?
This year’s song, which is titled A Little Love, was written and recorded by 26-year-old British soul singer Celeste.
Fans of the track can download it, with 10p from each download going to Home-Start and FareShare.
Despite having not released her debut album yet, Celeste, who was born in California but raised in England from the age of three, already has a Brit Award and BBC Music Award under her belt.
She was also named as breakthrough act of 2020 in an annual BBC poll of music critics.
Celeste will release her debut self-titled album on January 29, 2021.
Speaking about the John Lewis advert, Celeste said: “I felt honoured to be asked to take part.
“I wanted to create something that felt classic but still true to who I am as a writer and performer.”
Which singers have featured in previous John Lewis adverts?
Last year’s Edgar the Dragon advert featured a cover of REO Speedwagon’s 80s classic Can’t Fight This Feeling by Dan Smith from Bastille.
Before that, the 2018 release saw Elton John performed his classic hit Your Song as the advert celebrated his life and career.