House of Fraser, Christmas 2016 – Video, singer and song details for the retailers ‘Christmas is Coming for You’ TV ad campaign.
Following last years excellent ‘You Don’t Own Me’ ad, many people have been keen to see exactly what House of Fraser would come up with for their Christmas 2016 advert.
Although it was always going to be tough to top their 2015 effort, the department store retailer may have just about done it with this new ‘Christmas is Coming for You’ campaign.
As you’ve probably already worked out from its lyrics, the song used in the advert is called ‘Ready or Not’. It’s a newly recorded cover of a track from 1968 that was titled ‘Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love)’.
That original version was performed by the American R&B vocal group The Delfonics, before being sampled in the Fugees 1996 song ‘Ready or Not’.
Performing this latest and unique-sounding cover for House of Fraser is the British singer-songwriter Laura Mvula, with the single having been released for download on the 4th of November.
Coinciding with the song’s release, the above full length ‘Christmas is Coming for You’ video premiered on House of Fraser’s YouTube channel on the 4th of November, 2016. Sticking with a similar style to last years festive commercial, this season’s high-energy visuals were directed by the award-winning Emil Nava, with dance moves being choreographed by Suzette Brissett.