The holidays are full of surprises, and between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, a bevy of new music was released from some big names.
First up is a new track from LCD Soundsystem with “Christmas Will Break Your Heart,” a song front man James Murphy depressingly sings to himself each year around this time has been recorded and adds fuel to the fire that LCD Soundsystem may reunite in 2016, possibly at the new Panorama Festival in Queens.
— lcdsoundsystem (@lcdsoundsystem) December 24, 2015
Future Islands released a cover of the WHAM! classic “Last Christmas,” a fitting tune for the synthpop group.
Radiohead surprised fans with a rejected theme to the James Bond film “Spectre,” and while it was ultimately not used (Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall” took the honors), fans were treated with a Christmas gift in the release of the song.
Keeping things upbeat this holiday season, Miley Cyrus and The Flaming Lips shared “My Sad Christmas Song.” With her collaborators on Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, Miley has some depressingly great lyrics:
This is my sad Christmas song
So I rip another bong
I never been good at making plans
Next year, I’m gonna be with my man
My little sister says I’m the Grinch
But my mom thinks I’m just a bitch
Speculation leans to the song being related to her ex-fiancee, Liam Hemsworth.