Dec. 8 — Metalcore outfit Until I Wake has given a Mariah Carey favorite a unique new turn with its take on the song.
The band premiered its take on Carey’s hit holiday song, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You‘ Thursday. The band’s take on the song is a much heavier, darker take on the otherwise happy tune. The sound and the approach that the band took on this song is more akin to that of works from the band’s Fearless Records label mates Ice Nine Kills than that of Carey’s light, poppy composition.
Front man Cody Johnson said in a prepared statement, taking the song in the noted direction was an intentional move.
“We wanted to take what is probably the most well-known, overplayed, and cheerful Christmas song, and twist it into something a little more dark and sinister-sounding,” said Johnson. “We wanted to give fans a break from hearing that version of the song and give them the option to play our version at family parties this holiday season.”
Until I Wake’s new take on Carey’s song comes on the heels of the debut of its own original song, ‘Octane‘ and the song’s video last month. The song and video are the first from the band’s as yet untitled forthcoming album. The album’s release date and more is all under consideration.
In other news, Until I Wake has announced a new tentative schedule for its upcoming tour. The schedule sees the tour launching March 25 in New Bedford, NH and running through April 10 in Greensboro, NC. The brief, East Coast run also features stops in Baltimore, MD; Albany, NY and Tampa, FL. The tour’s schedule is noted below.
UNTIL I WAKE ON TOUR
With Attack Attack! + Conquer Divide
3/25 — New Bedford, NH — Vault Music Hall
3/26 — Manchester, NH — Jewel
3/27 — Asbury Park, NJ — House of Independents
3/28 — Albany, NY — Empire Underground
3/30 — Rochester, NY — Montage Music Hall
3/31 — Pittsburgh, PA — The Crafthouse Stage + Grill
4/1 — Harrisburg, PA — HMAC Stage on Herr
4/2 — Northampton, PA — The Gin Mill + Grille
4/3 — Baltimore, MD — Zen West
4/5 — Richmond, VA — Canal Cub
4/6 — West Columbia, SC — New Brookland Tavern
4/7 — Tampa, FL — The Orpheum
4/8 — Orlando, FL — Soundbar Orlando
4/9 — Atlanta, GA — Purgatory at The Masquerade
4/10 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger
More information on Until I Wake’s new singles, video, tour, and forthcoming album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: