'Christmas Will Break Your Heart' is the first piece of new music from LCD Soundsystem in five years.
On Facebook, the band's frontman James Murphy (pictured above) explained how the song originated:
"So, there's been this depressing Christmas song I'd been singing to myself for the past eight years, and every year I wouldn't remember that I wanted to make it until December, which is just too late to actually record and release a Christmas song..."
"...but this year, Al Doyle had a short break between Hot Chip tours where he could be in NYC, and Pat and Nancy were home, and Tyler agreed to fly out from Berlin for a few days, so we all recorded this together, reserved a pressing plant slot, and our friend Bob Weston was available to master it quickly - so that means, less than two weeks after we recorded it, there is actually a Christmas 7", which feels like something that could only have happened a very, very long time ago."
You can download, stream and buy 'Christmas Will Break Your Heart' on vinyl via the LCD Soundsystem website.
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