LCD Soundsystem have released a surprise Christmas Eve gift on fans: The new track is called “Christmas Will Break Your Heart.” The melancholy tune, is LCD Soundsystem’s first new music in over five years. Hear “Christmas Will Break Your Heart” below.
On LCD Soundsystem’s Twitter, James Murphy explained how “Christmas Will Break Your Heart” came together. “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,” Murphy wrote. However, this year he managed to coordinatea few days with his former LCD Soundsystem band mates to record the track.
“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,” Murphy wrote, joking that while there were roughly 75 lines of lyrics in his original version, “we’ve knocked down to 8 to keep the suicide rate in check.”
Murphy said of the recording process, “Al Doyle had a short break between Hot Chip tours where he could be in NYC, and Pat [Mahoney] and Nancy [Whang] were home, and Tyler [Pope] 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.”
Despite the official denial of previous reunion reports from DFA Records, multiple sources tell Billboard that a reunion is still on and the band will be headlining AEG Live’s new Panorama Festival in New York in 2016, among other appearances.
“LCD Soundsystem are getting back together,” says an insider with ties to the band. “They are waiting for their guitarist who is part of Hot Chip to finish up and then they are getting back to it.”