Country artist Brett Eldredge is helping to put a Latin twist on the classic “Baby it’s Cold Outside.”
He teamed up with Sofía Reyes, a Mexican singer-songwriter and actress, to create this holiday spin on Frank Loesser’s popular duet.
Together the two created a dynamic and fiery duet of the song.
Eldredge Twists a Classic
The song features Eldredge singing the male vocals in English followed by Reyes singing the female vocals entirely in Spanish.
The interesting and somewhat unexpected mash-up of country and Latin music has so far received praise. Fans seem to appreciate the versatility of both artists.
This isn’t the only time Eldredge has performed the classic song. In 2016, he performed it alongside Meghan Trainor. He also performed “Under the Mistletoe” with Kelly Clarkson.
Eldredge’s latest album is “Sunday Drive” which came out in July 2020. It is an ode to Chicago, which he adores, and is also only three hours from his hometown. From writing about the “Windy City” to creating his second performance of “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” Eldredge is no stranger to creating a cool track.
Controversy Over ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’
In 2018, the classic song faced a slap on the hand. The listeners became weary of the date-rape innuendos of the seemingly “flirtatious” song.
According to NPR, many stations made the decision to ban the tune.
“I do realize that when the song was written in 1944, it was a different time, but now while reading it, it seems very manipulative and wrong … The world we live in is extra sensitive now, and people get easily offended, but in a world where #MeToo has finally given women the voice they deserve, the song has no place,” Glenn Anderson, a radio host, wrote on his station’s website.
Altogether, some say the song fails to understand what “no” means, while others claim it is about a woman unveiling her oppressed sexuality. Most stations have returned to playing the song over the radio.
The song, controversial or not, now has a uniquely performed and dynamic Latin version for the 2020 season.