Vaults to cover Randy Crawford for this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert

Festive advert is expected on Thursday (November 10)

The artist set to soundtrack this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert has reportedly been revealed.

Many TV viewers look forward to the UK department store’s festive adverts for their heartwarming storylines and emotional soundtracks. The campaigns traditionally feature musicians covering rock and pop classics. Last year saw Norwegian singer Aurora cover Oasis’ ‘Half The World Away’.

Following reports that the new campaign will launch on Thursday (November 10), reports now claim that electronic trio Vaults will cover Randy Crawford’s ‘One Day I’ll Fly Away’ for the advert. Music industry publication Record Of The Day broke the news earlier today.


Vaults have not yet commented on the reports. NME has contacted a press representative of the band for an official statement.

South London electronica outfit Vaults comprise of Blythe Pepino, Barney Freeman and Ben Vella. They formed in 2013.

The band’s song ‘One Last Night’ featured on the Fifty Shades Of Grey film soundtrack, while their debut album is expected in February 2017.

Fans had previously speculated that this year’s advert would include a David Bowie cover following the music icon’s death in January.


Last year’s Oasis cover proved a controversial choice, with Liam Gallagher labelling brother Noel a “sell out” for agreeing to the song being used.