Wednesday, November 14, 2012

James Durbin covers Elvis Presley on new holiday single

James Durbin has the jump on the holiday season with the release of his new single, a high-energy cover of Elvis Presley’s “Santa Claus Is Back in Town.”

"[It] has ALWAYS been my favorite Christmas song," James tells Yahoo Music. "It's Elvis, and who doesn't like Elvis? Ha!"

"One day while we were writing and recording the new record in Nashville, and we sat down with our producer James Michael and started jamming on this song,” explained Durbin. “We found this killer, Van Halen-esque punk hybrid sound, and decided to record.”

"Except for the background vocals, it's all one take, hence my cough and [drummer] Jeff Fabb's opening line, 'One take, come on,'” adds James. “We just hope everyone has as much fun with the song as we did, and has a very Merry Christmas."

Durbin's sophomore album is due out in May 2013.

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