In what is slowly becoming an annual Mac DeMarco tradition, the Canadian singer-songwriter has released a new Christmas cover version.
Having previously recorded covers of ‘White Christmas’ and Paul McCartney hit ‘Wonderful Christmas Time‘, DeMarco has taken to his Jizz Jazz recording studio for a rendition of ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’.
The song, which was originally written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie, was first released in 1934 and became an instant hit when it appeared on Eddie Cantor’s radio show.
Such is the legacy of the track, the song would later be recorded countless artists, including the likes of Mariah Carey, Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, The Jackson 5 and more.
Now though, it is the time for Mac DeMarco to add his name to such an illustrious list. Recorded on Christmas Day, DeMarco slows things down as he croons: “You better watch out, better not cry / You better not pout, I’m telling you why / Santa Claus is coming to town.”
Enjoy it, below.