Continuing their tradition of putting new life into old classics, August Burns Red today unleash an instrumental cover of Wham’s “Last Christmas”. August Burns Red have made a highly-anticipated annual tradition of releasing Christmas covers, with last year’s being “What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)” and the beloved Home Alone theme song the year prior. “Last Christmas” is available to stream and purchase digitally now via Apple Music.
Bassist Dustin Davidson from the band explains:
This year I sat down with the intention of writing something upbeat, melodic, and shredtastic. When we decided to cover “Last Christmas” I kept in mind that most people only know the chorus of the song. We didn’t want to recreate something word for word, or note by note, so I took the main hook and built a bunch of original ideas around it. The lyrics to Wham’s “Last Christmas” are very sad, so if you’re feeling lonely this holiday season, I hope this cover finds you well.