Watch: Dru Hill’s Baltimore-Made Video for New Single ‘Favorite Time of the Year’

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Charm City’s finest ‘90s R&B quartet is back with a music video that puts Baltimore’s holiday spirit front and center.

“Favorite Time of the Year” is the newest single off of the famous, hopefully-not-forgotten hometown group’s new nine-song EP, Christmas in Baltimore. The song marks Dru Hill’s first big release since “Change,” put out in November 2015 to coincide with the start of the Freddie Gray police officer trials.

The music video features overhead shots of Hampden’s “Miracle on 34th Street,” lights illuminating the Inner Harbor, fireworks at the Mount Vernon Monument and even a quick glimpse of Mayor Catherine Pugh gathered with the R&B group and a Mr. Boh Santa Claus.

“We wanted to show the world a different side of Baltimore—the side that we know and love,” Dru Hill said in a release.

“Favorite Time of the Year” comes to us roughly 25 years after Dru Hill first formed and drew local fame downtown, where its original members performed for customers while working at The Fudgery in the Inner Harbor. The new song celebrates love and holiday warmth with the soul and swagger that defined their success in the late ‘90s and early 2000’s.

Mark “Sisqó” Andrews of commands much the attention throughout, though you can see longtime members Nokio and Jazz, as well Tao (who joined in 2008) also get their shine. All four are in true Dru Hill form with dance moves and Christmas sweaters adorned with their signature dragon logo.

What’s even better than a Dru Hill Christmas EP? A brand new full-length album. A press release says the quartet’s sixth studio project is due sometime in 2018.

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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