LCD Soundsystem have unveiled a new song ‘Christmas Will Break Your Heart’ – the first new material from the New York group in five years.
Listen to the track below.
The track was revealed on the band’s Twitter page, along with a lengthy explanation of its origins from frontman James Murphy.
“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.
The song is the first new track from the group since they split in 2011, ending a decade-long career with a final gig at New York’s Madison Square Gardens.
Since then, rumours have been circulating that the seminal dance-punk band are set to reunite in 2016, however Murphy’s partner at DFA Records has stated that the rumours are “unfounded”.
Over their career, LCD Soundsystem released three studio LPs: 2005’s ‘LCD Soundsystem’, 2007’s ‘Sound Of Silver and 2010’s ‘This Is Happening’.