It’s December so most people are getting into the holiday spirit and this includes August Burns Red who have got in the festive spirit with a cover of Wham!‘s Last Christmas!
Bassist Dustin Davidson says; “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.”
Check out their version below;
August Burns Red are no strangers to Christmas covers with last year’s being What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) and the year before saw them reimagine the Home Alone theme!