- 07 Nov 19
For the group's final U2 cover they take on a classic from War
Glasgow-based December is a group influenced by U2 and The Alarm. They gained international recognition in 2016 with the release of their first album I will let you have your say, a collection of songs inspired by the band’s heroes and includes tracks named after Barack Hussein Obama, country legend George Jones, The Waterboy’s Mike Scott and includes the singles Alison Stewart and Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish.
December released 33, a 10-song album of re-interpretations of U2 classics on 30 September 2017 as a celebration of the work of the Irish legends. The groups's become a favourite of the U2 online fan community and played the fan led celebrations of U2’s 40th birthday in Dublin in September 2016; invitations to play in Sao Paulo, Berlin, Montreal and all over Europe followed.
Today they share their final U2 cover, a rendition of 1983's 'The Refugee.' The tune is lifted from U2's seminal record, War.
Speaking on the cover, the band said, ‘It’s been a pure joy to sing these songs for the past few years. The Refugee is a good one to go out on as it’s just so powerful and relevant. U2 have always loved America but they’ve never been afraid to call her out when she’s strayed from her ideals like is happening now. We’ve tried to do the same with this version. But there’s still hope and we believe America will turn herself around.’
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