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Interview with Singer/Songwriter Jonas Myrin who talks about USO Holiday Special with Idina Menzel

By: Judy Shields

Rancho Cucamonga, California & Sweden (The Hollywood Times) 12/24/2020 – “I have not seen my mother and sister for over a year and I am so excited to be back in Sweden to spend Christmas with them.” Two-time Grammy and Billboard Award winner, Jonas Myrin told The Hollywood Times during an interview earlier this week via Zoom. Jonas was staying at a castle in Sweden during the interview, how cool was that!

It sure was great to catch up with Jonas since our first interview back in August of this year, where we discussed his latest single at the time “Not Alone.”  He told me that he got to perform his brand new world premiere song “Just A Breath Away (Noel)” with Idina Menzel for the 2020 USO Holiday Special that aired last week, held for the U.S. troops around the globe.

The stage is decorated with holiday trees, presents, Jonas playing the piano and Idina Menzel sitting at the end of the piano, looking beautiful as ever. Just a beautiful song and presentation by these two amazing singers.

Please watch it below and share this article with all your family members and friends on Christmas day.  We all need this type of message found in this beautiful song.

Check out the performance here – HERE.

Enjoy our conversation:

Just A Breath Away (Noel) is currently available worldwide for streaming and download, as well as heard over the end-credits of The Three Wise Men, told in rhyme by the legendary Andy Griffith, released via Reel FX Animation and Aspiration Entertainment. The film was directed by Yarrow Cheney of the animated mega-hits The Secret Life of Pets and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.  Yarrow and his wife, Carrie Cheney, developed and produced the original holiday film, which was previously only available as a limited edition DVD under the original title The Very First Noel (originally released in 2006).  The Three Wise Men is now available in the U.S. on transactional video-on-demand platforms (TVOD), followed by streaming and live TheatriCast events that include special showings of the movie.

Check out the official trailer HERE.

For more information on the movie visit: www.watchthethreewisemen.com

“Just A Breath Away (Noel),” the theme song of the new digital release of the film, The Three Wise Men, with Capitol Music Group (CMG). The global holiday anthem of hope also features string arrangements by the Stockholm Symphony.

To view the Stockholm Symphony video, click here.

Following his recent single release of Not Alone, the highly sought-after songwriter and performer will also be the featured artist on Idina Menzel’s re-release of “At This Table,” co-written by Myrin, available now at Target stores nationwide.

“To me, music is a way for us to feel connected to something bigger than ourselves. In the middle of a tough time, I chose to use my pain and turn it into purpose and a song. My desire is that ‘Not Alone’ will give hope to others in what they’re going through. We can all find faith if we are willing to open up our hearts. Together, we’re never alone.” – Jonas.

About Jonas Myrin

Jonas (photographer Justin Chung)

Myrin’s career highlights include writing and co-producing four songs on Barbra Streisand’s critically acclaimed 2018 album Walls; co-writing “Gloria The Gift of Life,” recorded by Andrea Bocelli on his collection Si (the first classical album to hit #1 in the U.S. and UK) and recently featured in the film Fatima; and writing “Together In This,” title track from Jungle Beat: The Movie,” recorded by Natasha Bedingfield, which has had more than 16 million views on TikTok and over one million views on YouTube.  Other highlights include co-writing “At This Table,” from Idina Menzel’s holiday album A Season of Love, which became one of the most streamed original Christmas songs of 2019; co-writing with Nicole Scherzinger, “Victorious,” the closing song for the 2019 World Games at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi which was seen by more than 100 million people; and writing “Beautiful Life,” an international hit-single for Simon Fuller’s new global music band NowUnited, which has  topped the streaming charts around the world.

Jonas has also collaborated with Celine Dion, David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, Jessica Simpson, and many others. Additionally, he has written songs for international icons around the globe from Brazil, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Germany, France and the UK including Vanessa Paradis, Gaëtan Roussel, Vanessa da Mata to Tohoshinki, and many more.  Launching his musical career in the early 2000s as a songwriter in London, Jonas made a profound global impact with 13 chart-topping anthems, and has won two Grammys.

Jonas (photographer Dayne Malan)