My Heart And Soul (I Need You Home For Xmas)
Suzi Quatro backstory
The multi-million-selling Suzi Quatro has enjoyed more than 56 years of unrivalled success.
Hits including Can The Can, 48 Crash, If You Can’t Give Me Love, She’s In Love With You and Devil Gate Drive established the Detroit-born singer songwriter as a bona fide 70s star.
And Quatro continues to fly the flag for female empowerment as she tackles her eighth decade with typical enthusiasm.
Last year’s No Control proved there’s still plenty in the tank and a sold-out 10-date UK arena tour rolled back the years.
Documentary Suzi Q The Movie followed as the star of stage and screen was captured in all her glory.
In her own words:
“Lockdown had just begun and my son was in the studio working on ideas every day for our next album.
“It was a perfect opportunity as neither of us was ‘on the road’.
“I was sitting on the patio, relaxing and heard this absolutely beautiful track coming out of the open studio door.
“It was a bass line, with a sparse guitar chord and drums.
“It was immediate for me. I ran into the studio (mask on, of course!) and told my son to set up a microphone.
“Without thinking, without writing anything down, I sang the first four lines of the song exactly as they ended up.
“That`s when you know you have a great song…and we do. Merry Christmas everyone!”
The verdict on My Heart And Soul (I Need You Home For Xmas)
Here at Rushonrock we can’t get enough Christmas songs. And it seems the global pandemic has encouraged a flurry of fresh festive anthems.
Suzi Quatro’s sparkling contribution leans on a beautiful piano intro. before bursting into full holiday mode.
And the veteran singer’s trademark vocal is perfectly juxtaposed with a rich production replete with seasonal brass and a warming bassline.
Quatro is the queen of raw emotion and this Christmas cracker has been a long time coming.
My Heart And Soul (I Need You Home For Xmas) is a magical song tailor made for the most wonderful time of the year.
What’s next for Suzi Quatro
A quiet retirement and a well-earned rest? Not on your life.
Quatro might be 70 but age is just a number for the relentless rocker.
And work on No Control’s hotly anticipated follow-up is well underway as she prepares to exit the coronavirus crisis with confidence.