The Voice Season 11 runner-up Billy Gilman has been making the rounds this holiday with radio spots, TV appearances and live performances. As part of The Voice‘s season finale this December, the former child country star also recorded a music video for his original song “Because of Me.”
While the Team Adam singer often caught flak for a lack of emotional depth in his technically proficient performances, here he immerses himself fully into the passionate lyrics: “I just want to be the universe / or at least as far as you’re concerned / Everything before me just a blur.”
Set in a rustic home, the yuletide video finds Gilman tucking presents under his Christmas tree, hanging ornaments and sipping coffee, gazing off into the distance as if making plans to change the world. With mellow piano backing blossoming into synth-pop sound effects, Gilman’s voice glides effortlessly through the musical styles.
Gilman will perform in Iowa at the Sioux City Hard Rock Hotel and Casino January 21st.
The winner of The Voice, Sundance Head, meanwhile, released his debut music video, for “Darlin’ Don’t Go,” earlier this month.