Calexico have shared their rendition of “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” today, originally performed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The track will be featured on their upcoming holiday album, Seasonal Shift, coming out on December 4th via City Slang.
“I love this song and I love the universality of the lyrics and the call and response sea of voices,” vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns said of recording it. “I decided to start as quiet as possible and find out how loud and massive we could make this song build.”
Watch & listen to “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” below: