Phoenix Cuts Christmas Single with Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, and More
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:26:00
Today, French electro-pop band Phoenix released its first Christmas single, "Alone on Christmas Day," a cover of a 1979 Beach Boys holiday rarity. The song was recorded with Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Shaffer, and New York Dolls' David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter), and is featured in the Netflix original holiday special, A Very Murray Christmas.
The special, directed by Phoenix's Tom Mars' wife, Sofia Coppola, also stars George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Michael Cera, Miley Cyrus, Chris Rock, Schwartzman, and Maya Rudolph.
A limited edition 7" of the song is available at independent music retailers (an instrumental version is on the B-side). All proceeds from the song will go to benefit UNICEF.
The band chatted with Beats 1's Zane Lowe about the song, which was also recently recorded by the Beach Boys' Mike Love, who was inspired to revisit the track after the band approached him to record it. Listen to the interview, and hear the song below.
To support UNICEF, purchase the song via one of these outlets:
7" available via Phoenix's webstore
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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