August Burns Red are excited to kick off the holiday season with their re-imagined version of the classic Christmas song by Wham!, "Last Christmas." The band have created an annual tradition now of releasing covers of Christmas songs every holiday season now, with last year's being a reimagining of "What Child Is This" from Greensleeves. The year prior it was the Home Alone theme song. Certainly not what you'd expect from this band!
Bassist Dustin Davidson commented, "This year I sat down with the intention of writing something upbeat, melodic, and shredtastic. When we decided to cover Last Christmas I kept in mind that most people only know the chorus of the song. We didn't want to recreate something word for word, or note by note, so I took the main hook and built a bunch of original ideas around it. The lyrics to Wham's Last Christmas are very sad, so if you're feeling lonely this holiday season, I hope this cover finds you well."