The holiday season is in full swing and new Christmas music is quickly populating our playlists. Just last week we reveled in DMX‘s version of “Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer” for Spotify’s Holiday Singles collection and now we have the pleasure of hearing something from Xavier Omär and Sango. The two creatives have teamed up to share their yuletide cheer by taking on a Paul McCartney classic, “Wonderful Christmastime.” Unlike the upbeat original, the duo slow things down to create a slow burn groove for those nights by the fire. Xavier adds his smooth vocals to the mix as Sango adds hypnotic elements to turn the 1979 track into a completely new cut.
Part trap and part R&B, the song is almost unrecognizable but it’s still a worthy flip for the holidays. “We’re simply having a wonderful Christmastime,” Xavier sings on repeat over pulsating percussion. When XO gets to the middle of the track, he serves up the perfect melodies on the bridge that will have you wanting more. Listen to the entire short but sweet three-minute track to see how Xavier and Sango usher the ’70s classic into 2017.
The Spotify Christmas campaign also features more soulful artists including Lalah Hathaway, Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones, Wyclef Jean, Sam Smith and more. Xavier Omär released his Pink Lightning EP just last month, and we’re glad that he made some time to bring us this bit of Christmas cheer with Sango. Pour yourself a little rum spiked with egg nog, and get into their fresh take on Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” right here.