Norwegian singer Aurora has covered Oasis song ‘Half The World Away’ for this year’s John Lewis Christmas advertising campaign.
The 19-year old singer released her ‘Running With The Wolves’ EP in May, with Katy Perry revealing herself as a fan of Aurora earlier this year when she shared the ‘Runaway’ video on Twitter and wrote, “Finally. New music that makes my heart a flutter.”
The advert itself focuses on the story of an elderly man living on the moon. It hopes to raise money for charity Age UK.
Interest in the John Lewis adverts has increasingly grown in recent years with contemporary artists covering older material in a stripped-back fashion. Last year saw Tom Odell doing ‘Real Love’ by John Lennon while Lily Allen’s cover of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ was a hit in 2013.
The John Lewis advert trend took off in 2010 when Ellie Goulding’s cover of ‘Your Song’ by Elton John hit Number One. However, the first John Lewis advert song came the year before with a folk cover of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child Of Mine’.
Watch the John Lewis 2015 advert below.
Listen to Oasis’ original ‘Half The World Away’ below.
Also hear ‘Runaway’ by Aurora.