Carly Rae Jepsen releases cover of Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’ – listen

Her last Christmas-themed song, 'Mittens', was released in 2010

Carly Rae Jepsen has shared a cover of Wham!’s perennial Christmas hit, ‘Last Christmas’.

The ‘Call Me Maybe’ singer, who released third album ‘Emotion’ in September, last released a Christmas-themed original song in 2010, called ‘Mittens‘.

Her new, saxophone-heavy version of ‘Last Christmas’ is out now via School Boy/Interscope Records. Listen below:


Earlier this year Jepsen enlisted the help of actor Tom Hanks in her video for ‘Emotion”s lead single, ‘I Really Like You’.

The music video for the song was filmed in New York City and also stars Justin Bieber. In the video Hanks is rushing to meet Jepsen and stops to take selfies with fans as he mimes to the words to the song.

“Lyrically, [the song] is about that time in a relationship when it’s too soon to say ‘I love you,’ but you’re well past, ‘I like you’ and you’re at the ‘I really, really like you’ stage,” Jepsen said in a press release.

The singer also worked with Dev Hynes, Ariel Rechtshaid, Rostam Batmanglij, Rami Yacoub, Jack Antonoff, Tegan and Sara, and Greg Kurstin on ‘Emotion’.

During the recording process, Jepsen posted an Instagram photo of herself, Hynes and Rechtshaid working in a studio together, along with the accompanying message: “Recorded one of my fav songs today with -@devhynes and @arielrechtshaid. Could be interesting.”

Recorded one of my fav songs today with – @devhynes and @arielrechtshaid

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