Christmas Tunes - Alphanaut's 'Happy Xmas (War is Over)'
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:38:27
If only it were true. Is it true? Can it be true? "War is over, if you want it."
Musical collective Alphanaut, the brainchild of Los Angeles-based songwriter Mark Alan, thinks maybe, just maybe. The group has released a cover of the John Lennon Christmas classic, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)." Alan says he "was always a big fan of John Lennon and this song."
The song is structured similarly, with jingle bells and that soaring, hopeful chorus, but Alan brings an earthiness to it, with musky vocals and an organic-sounding synth score. Alan says he "wanted to do my best to pay honor to the original arrangement and vocals, but still try to make it my own."
It's the 4th song released by the collective in advance of the release of its new record, Meanwhile Back on Earth, which arrives January 1st, 2016.
Listen to "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" by Alphanaut:
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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