Israeli Rocker’s Christmas and New Year’s Tracks Go Viral (VIDEO)
An Israeli singer’s Christmas tune has gone viral on social media, prompting him to release a New Year’s track that has also attracted much attention.
On Christmas eve, Lazer Lloyd — known as “Israel’s King of Blues Rock” — posted a video of himself playing the guitar and singing an original song he wrote called “X-Mas Blues“ on Facebook. The clip drew more than 300,000 views and hundreds of comments. The viral hit also garnered the musician more than 15,000 new followers in less than a week.
On Monday, Lloyd uploaded another clip to Facebook, this one called “New Years Blues,“ which attracted more than 1 million views and 15,000 likes. Both clips were later uploaded to YouTube.
One comment he received was, “As a Christian bluesman…let me say, ‘Thank you,’ my Jewish brother.”
The Israeli musician said in a public statement that “X-Mas Blues” was inspired by his friends and fans in the US. He would hear them complain about the pressures of the holiday season and how they dread that time of year because of the competitiveness and loneliness it arouses.
The Israeli musician’s track, “Burning Thunder,” is the #2 song of 2015 on the Blues Rock chart in the US, and “Broken Dreams” is #6.
Hear “X-Mas Blues” below: