If you’ve been a fan of pop-punk at some point over the last 15 years, you’re probably going to be intrigued and even a little perplexed by this generation-crossing Christmas cover featuring members of All Time Low, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Good Charlotte, Simple Plan and Goldfinger.
The cover of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas sees 5SOS’ Ashton Irwin, Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden, Simple Plan’s Pierre Bouvier, Goldfinger’s John Feldmann and All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth come together as The Holidaze.
The track (below) starts with a traditional rendition of the song full of sleigh bells and sweeping piano, but eventually the pop-punk roots come out. Just before the two minute mark the song amps up the tempo, cranks the guitars and lays on the drums. It’s exactly what you’d expect to hear from the five-piece.
All the profits from the song are going to The Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which raises funds for kids through entertainment and education. What’s more, the track is currently free to download. Think of it like an early Christmas present.
Two of the bands who have members involved in The Holidaze, All Time Low and Good Charlotte, are actually heading out on tour together through the UK and Ireland next February. It’s unlikely though that you’ll hear them play this tune together, as February might be just a tad too late to pull out the Christmas tunes.
Listen: The Holidaze – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas