Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson just kicked off Christmas

‘Oh Santa’ and all the best new music in one chaotic playlist.

by Frankie Dunn
04 December 2020, 4:48pm

Back in November we anticipated this happening. Hearing that Mariah Carey would be hosting a so-called “Magical Christmas Special” in the lead up to the big day, we called it: she would be saving Christmas 2020. This morning we woke up to a re-release of "Oh Santa", Mimi's lesser-known 2010 Christmas single, featuring fellow fans of festivity Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson (both of whom have put out their own Xmas songs in the past). So of course, in the spirit of things, that’s what opens proceedings today. Oh and there's a video full of elves, too much lip gloss and wild harmonies too. 

Also out this week is a remix of ENNY’s “Peng Black Girls” featuring Jorja Smith (which we filled you in on yesterday) Steve Lacy’s The Lo-Fis EP and Manga Saint Hilare’s Ultima Deluxe. Then of course there’s Odunsi (The Engine) with “Fuji5000” and Claud’s “Soft Spot”, taken from their forthcoming album Super Monster which Phoebe Bridgers is releasing on her new Saddest Factory label on 12 February 2021. Something to look forward to!

In addition to that, there’s new stuff from Brighton’s best BRIT-winner Celeste, Icelandic artist GKR and Paul Institute grad HIRA. All that and more in this week’s i-D playlist.