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The Voice's Dez Duron Looks Ahead to 'Next Christmas' in New Song Written by Michael Arden & Andy Mientus

The Voice's Dez Duron Looks Ahead to 'Next Christmas' in New Song Written by Michael Arden & Andy Mientus

Dez Duron is looking ahead to “Next Christmas” in a brand new holiday song!

The 30-year-old singer was in the Top 8 on the third season of The Voice and he lent his smooth vocals to the new track, which was released on Christmas Eve.

Broadway power couple Michael Arden and Andy Mientus teamed up with songwriter Jackson Teeley to write the song, which was co-produced by Christian Hebel.

“I think this song is equal parts timeless and timely. This is dedicated to anyone who can’t be with the ones they love or whose Christmas is looking a lot different this year. Next Christmas isn’t so far away,” Dez wrote on Instagram.

Michael said, “This was written on lots of brown liquor and gummy bears and is a song about this insane year. It’s about the longing and yearning to be close to loved ones on Christmas when they are miles apart. I hope it brings you some joy this Christmas Eve.”

“A few weeks ago, @michaelarden, @jacksonteeley and I were in our feelings about the coming holiday. This Christmas would be unlike any in our lifetime, but we were choosing to stay hopeful about next year and how much sweeter all of our favorite traditions would feel, having been denied them. We tried to capture that feeling in a song, a new old Christmas tune in the tradition of the classics we grew up with,” Andy said.

Watch the song’s music video, featured company members of The Forest of Arden, below. You can also get the song now on Apple Music or Spotify.

Michael recently directed a filmed version of his inventive A Christmas Carol staging, starring Jefferson Mays. There’s just a little more than a week left to stream it now!

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