Wolf Alice have released their rendition of festive favourite, ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’.
The London-based rock group released their outstanding third album last summer, and shared the ‘Blue Lullaby’ EP – a five-track project offering new renditions of cuts from ‘Blue Weekend’ – in June 2022.
The band’s new release was originally recorded in November 2021 as part of Apple Music’s exclusive Christmas collection, updating classics with new renditions by contemporary artists. It was originally a poem titled ‘A Christmas Carol’, although became famous in versions by Gustav Holst and Harold Drake.
“We chose to cover ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ because it’s a beautiful song,” singer Ellie Rowsell shared last year. “I like the lyrics, but most of all, I like the melody. And when I was listening to it, I thought that there was something quite pop about the melody, and I was interested to hear what it would sound like if it was done in a more poppy way.”
“Last year we recorded a version of ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’,” Wolf Alice recalled via social media on December 2nd. “Christmas is coming up so we thought we’d put it on all platforms for you to listen.”
You can listen to Wolf Alice’s version of ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’ here.