Nearly five years after disbanding, LCD Soundsystem have come together to drop a surprise Christmas Eve gift on fans: A new song titled “Christmas Will Break Your Heart.” The melancholy, piano-driven track marks the beloved dance-rock outfit’s first new music in over five years. Hear “Christmas Will Break Your Heart” at the band’s official site.
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.”
It’s unclear whether LCD Soundsystem’s Christmas gift is a one-off reunion or, as rumored, the band is plotting to get back together in 2016.
— lcdsoundsystem (@lcdsoundsystem) December 24, 2015