Mac DeMarco offered another annual Christmas cover on Monday with, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”. The Canadian indie-chill artist’s version of the holiday standard made famous by Bing Crosby comes following 2020’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas“. The holiday tradition first began back on Christmas Day, 2019 with “Santa Clause is Coming to Town“.
Just like with “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, DeMarco shared a holiday-themed video along with the track. In 2020, viewers followed the escapades of an inflatable Santa Claus, whereas in 2021, we take a look at the day in the life of an inflatable Christmas tree (ably played by Rhianne McNally).
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The anthropomorphic fir ambles through an urban setting while DeMarco dreamily croons the lyrics penned by lyricist Kim Gannon alongside composer Walter Kent. The tune carries the similar pseudo-psychedelic effects that define DeMarco’s catalog, with soft keyboard work joined by Daryl Johns on drums and fretless bass.
“I Hope your holiday season is full of love and tree,” DeMarco wrote with the video on YouTube.
Watch the new music video for Mac DeMarco’s latest Christmas cover, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”.
Mac DeMarco – “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”