Christmas is over, dead for another year, but waking up on the morning of the 25th December I received a present that I hadn't even anticipated asking for: new music from LCD Soundsystem. With the title 'Christmas Will Break Your Heart', it's the perfect sombre gift, especially with the Christmas comedown in full effect and the festive cheer fading once more.
James Murphy shared the following statement with the track to offer a further explanation for the unexpected release:
so, there’s been this depressing christmas song i’d been singing to myself for the past 8 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 2 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.
anyway, 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.
When stacked alongside the rumours that LCD Soundsystem are set to reform in 2016, this sole single bodes very well. If nothing further comes of it, while heartbroken, at least I'll have a new favourite Christmas song to cry along to each year.