A Brotherly Duet
The song "Fairytale Of Philadelphia" is a unique collaboration between the Kelce brothers, Jason and Travis, who are both prominent figures in the National Football League (NFL). The song is featured on the Philadelphia Eagles' second holiday album, "A Philly Special Christmas Special" [parade.com]. The album is a charitable project, with all proceeds going towards the Children's Crisis Treatment Center in Philadelphia [en.wikipedia.org].
The Philly Specials and the Kelce Brothers
The Philly Specials, a band known for their powerful and professional performances, is comprised of Philadelphia Eagles offensive linemen Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, and Jordan Mailata [bvtlive.com]. Jason Kelce, known for his singing prowess, invited his brother Travis, a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, to join him in recording a song for the album [abcnews.go.com]. The idea was to take the original song — a duet between a man and woman who seem to be in a loving, but definitely imperfect relationship — and switch it up just enough to be a fit for the famous siblings [latimes.com].
The Song: A Philly Spin on a Classic
"Fairytale Of Philadelphia" is a Philly-themed version of the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl’s Christmas classic "Fairytale Of New York" [stereogum.com]. The lyrics have been changed to reflect the city of Philadelphia and the sibling rivalry between the Kelce brothers. The song tells a tale of an Irish immigrant spending Christmas Eve sleeping off a bender in the drink tank [wbaltv.com]. Travis Kelce's higher register has been noted as a nice compliment to his brother Jason's gruffer and lower voice on the song [wbaltv.com].
Recording and Reception
The recording process was an emotional one, with Jason Kelce fighting back tears while recording the Christmas tune with his brother Travis [parade.com]. Despite Travis Kelce's prediction that he would "get just absolutely butchered" for his singing, he managed to stay in key and deliver a commendable performance [latimes.com]. The song has been well-received, with fans noting how well the brothers' voices complement each other [reddit.com].
In conclusion, "Fairytale Of Philadelphia" is more than just a song. It's a testament to the bond between the Kelce brothers, a tribute to the city of Philadelphia, and a charitable endeavor aimed at supporting a worthy cause. It's a fairytale that brings together music, sports, and brotherly love in a unique and heartwarming way.
Written by Perplexity