Glasgow band December will release their take on U2’s 1983 track ‘The Refugee’ on 6 November. The U2 song is from their 3rd album War.
December have gained international attention and acclaim for their innovative covers of U2 tracks in the past three years. This track will be the final U2 cover by December.
Currently working with LA filmmaker BK Garceau III, the track will be released with a video highlighting the international refugee crisis and in particular the acute problems ongoing at the US border over the issue.
‘It’s arguable that War was the greatest album of the 80s – when you think about the songs on it. When the rest of the charts in the early 80s were arguably totally self absorbed, U2 released this album full of protest and bravery – and amazing songs which have never been more relevant.
We have been playing The Refugee live for a few year’s now and it felt like the right song to release to end our project of trying to reinvent some U2 classics. We spent years saying you should never cover U2 but hey, we ended up doing it and it’s been a joy.’December guitarist, Paul.
The Refugee will be available to stream and download everywhere from 6th November.
In the meantime, check out December’s excellent cover of A Sort Of Homecoming from U2’s Unforgettable Fire album.