The Courteeners reveal Christmas charity single ‘Winter Wonderland’ – listen

All proceeds from the single go to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity

The Courteeners have revealed their new Christmas charity single ‘Winter Wonderland.’

Described as “custom built for live shows” the track was written by frontman Liam Fray on Norah Jones’ piano in her New York home. In 2011 Fray was invited to play the song at an evening event in New York curated by Lou Reed.

The single was eventually recorded in September of this year. It was produced by Stephen Street, who also produced the band’s debut album ‘St Jude’ (2008).

All profits from the single will go to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.

Frontman Liam Fray revealed the track on Radio X this evening (November 16). The track is now available to listen to online.

Listen to ‘Winter Wonderland’ below.

The Courteeners recently announced a deluxe reissue of their fourth album ‘Concrete Love’ (2014).

‘Concrete Love’ will be reissued under the name ‘Concrete Love – Extra Love’ on November 27 on [PIAS] and features the original eleven-track album, plus nine extra tracks including the new Christmas single.

The ‘Concrete Love – Extra Love’ bonus track list features three EP rarities, the Christmas single and five unreleased acoustic versions of ‘Concrete Love’ album tracks. The additional, second disk track list is as follows:

Winter Wonderland
Hometown One
Why Are You Still With Him?
Summer (acoustic)
How Good It Was (acoustic)
Next Time You Call (phone recording)
International (acoustic)
Small Bones (acoustic)

The band also play a 17-date UK tour this winter. The tour includes a five-night run in their home town of Manchester, following on from a 25,000 capacity Heaton Park date in Manchester this summer.

The Courteeners play:

Stoke Victoria Hall (November 26)
Lincoln Engine Shed (27)
Glasgow O2 Academy (29)
Newcastle O2 Academy (30)
Leicester O2 Academy (December 1)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (3)
London 2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (4)
London The Forum (5)
Manchester O2 Apollo (8, 9, 10, 11, 12)