Mac DeMarco Releases Cover of Bing Crosby’s “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

Ethereal rock musician Mac DeMarco released a cover rendition and accompanying music video of Bing Crosby’s 1943 holiday hit, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”

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The song is the latest release in the artist’s Christmas series. DeMarco posted about the song on his Facebook page, saying, “happy holidays 😙

In 2020, the 31-year-old Canadian-born DeMarco released a cover of the classic, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” His most recent album, Here Comes the Cowboy, was released in 2019, a follow-up to his 2017 LP, This Old Dog.

About the video for the “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” which features a lone inflatable Christmas tree finding the place it belongs, DeMarco wrote, “Happy Holidays in 2021. Thank you: Rhianne McNally for being the TREE, Hans for letting us rock at the ARIZA TREE STAND, Daryl Johns for playing the DRUMS and the FRETLESS BA$$, Kiera McNally for being the TREE TECH.

“I Hope your holiday season is full of love and tree.”

DeMarco’s video for “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” also featured an inflatable figure, this time a Santa Claus.

DeMarco has a handful of tour dates coming up, which begin with a standalone date on January 15 in San Francisco. As of now, his live shows pick back up in June on the 4th in Paris, followed by a show on June 10 in Berlin. His final dates on the books are August 27 and 28 in Pasadena, California.

Jan. 15 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield

June 4 – Paris – We Love Green Festival

June 10 – Berlin – Tempelhof Sounds

June 11 – Mannheim – Maifeld Derby

June 16-18 – Helsinki – Sideways

Aug. 27-28 – Pasadena, CA – This Ain’t No Picnic

Mac DeMarco photo by David Brendan Hall

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