Since it’s actually the proper season and not two days after Thanksgiving anymore, Stereotude is starting to get in touch with our inner holiday spirit. Today, we’re premiering a live cover of Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by the very talented Los Angeles retro songstress Dominique Pruitt.
“Some people think it’s a little cheesy to do Christmas songs,” said Pruitt. “I don’t really care.”
The quaint video was recorded on a whim. Pruitt’s band got together, rehearsed a few times, and then hit record. With her love for the season's tunes, she admitted that if she had more time, she probably would’ve done a whole album. After listing off a handful of Christmas classics that included Wham’s “Last Christmas” and Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas,” Pruitt noted that Love’s song was an obvious first choice, having grown up with it around the holidays.
Pruitt stated that she probably first heard the song on “K-Earth 101… back in the day they were playing oldies."
“As long as I can remember, it’s been a favorite," she said. "It’s not very jolly or anything, but I always loved it and I always loved her singing it.”
Currently, Pruitt is working on writing and recording her debut full-length album while also checking off items on her dream board, which now includes a duet with Johnny Depp. In the meantime, though, she’s fine working closely with her regular collaborator: her father, Larry “L.A.” Brown.
“He’s usually my writing partner. We’ll just sit down and go through the idea list, whatever I’m jiving on that day … and I’ll talk about it with him and whichever one we’re both in the mood to write on we’ll just start,” she said. “I think that in our writing there is good chemistry.”