WHAT CAN ADD joy to any pop fan’s holiday season? A little Electric Youth. Debbie Gibson throws her Santa hat in the ring with Winterlicious, her first-ever holiday album, which drops on October 21. It’s a Christmas celebration for the once and future pop queen, 35 years after her classic Eighties debut Out of the Blue and a year after her excellent 2021 comeback, The Body Remembers. “People need festive now more than ever,” Gibson tells Rolling Stone. “I think any chance for people to be uplifted is a good thing.”
On Winterlicious, Gibson sings a mix of familiar Yuletide standards, from “Sleigh Ride” to “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman.” But she also includes originals like “Christmas Star,” which she just debuted last year. “Heartbreak Holiday” is a new duet with her longtime musical wingman, Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block. Gibson will also embark on a “Winterlicious” holiday tour that begins in California on November 25th.
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