“(Yes It’s) Christmas”
Acclaimed Funk/R&B/Rock Ensemble’s First Christmas Song Celebrates the Holidays with An Irresistible Groove and Sunny Vibes
Arrives Digitally in Stereo and Dolby Atmos Immersive Audio
LOS ANGELES – WAR ushers in the holiday season with its first-ever Christmas song, “(Yes It’s) Christmas.” On the track, the revered Southern California ensemble offers an irresistibly funky groove that radiates sunny vibes and the holiday spirit.
“(Yes It’s) Christmas” is available today through all digital and streaming platforms, along with a Dolby Atmos immersive audio mix.
Like many of the tracks from the multi-platinum-selling band, “(Yes It’s) Christmas” began as an extended jam, which producer Jerry Goldstein sculpted into the final song. Frontman Lonnie Jordan’s lyrics manifest a laid-back, warm-weather Christmas, where kids from all types of neighborhoods dream of Santa dropping off his goodies just for them and the joy of the season. Fans will hear seasonal staples like bells while also being treated to WAR’s unique instrumentation, including a guiro that makes this new holiday favorite instantly recognizable as a WAR tune.
Adding to the holiday cheer, later this month, WAR will release The World Is a Ghetto: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. Limited to 4,000 copies, this 5-LP boxed set will be available exclusively at select independent music retailers on November 24 for Record Store Day Black Friday. Curated by WAR’s producer, Jerry Goldstein, it features a newly remastered version of the original album (the Billboard No. 1 best-selling album in America upon its original release in 1973) along with unreleased session bonus tracks. There are also previously unheard “making of” recordings that provide a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of each of the six original album recordings, from the first note to the finished track.