The music from the John Lewis ‘The Journey’ Christmas ad
The John Lewis advert for Christmas 2012 entitled ‘The Journey‘ features a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood‘s Number 1 from 1984, The Power of Love and is sang by Gabrielle Aplin. The 20 year old singer signed to Parlophone Records, has already released three EPs through her own record label and amassed over 12 million YouTube views. Her debut album is scheduled for release in 2013.
The John Lewis Christmas TV advert ‘The Journey’, is not for a new range of ‘John Lewis Snowmen’, but is designed to ‘celebrate the extra mile we all go to at Christmas to find the perfect gift’.
Called ‘The Journey’, the new advert opens in a family’s snow-covered garden, with children making a snowman and snowwoman. When the snowman has mysteriously disappeared the next morning, the audience is transported to a magical world, following the determined snowman on an epic journey across river, mountain, road and city. The motive for the snowman’s journey isn’t revealed until the last scene, when we see him return on Christmas morning.
Watch the John Lewis Christmas advert for 2012 – ‘The Journey’