Christmas can already be painful enough without music dredging up rotten memories. Nonetheless, ‘Christmas Will Break Your Heart’, a special release by James Murphy, under his LCD Soundsystem moniker, is too solid to ignore.
LCD Soundsystem was thought to be all but over, with its final show taking place at Madison Square Garden, New York, in April 2011. Versions of this new song have exist for some eight years, Murphy said in a passage shared with the upload.
“For the holidays we give you the previous, very long run-on sentence, and this song: ‘christmas will break your heart’, which is another one of those songs which had about 75 lines of lyrics, though we’ve knocked down to 8 to keep the suicide rate in check,” he wrote.
’Tis not the season for melancholy, but you may begrudgingly find Murphy’s taken on Christmas blues to be accurate. Just make sure you give yourself a jolt of aural gin to keep yourself on the level.
Christmas Will Break Your Heart is available to stream now on LCD Soundsystem’s YouTube page.
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