Listen: Mac DeMarco releases upbeat cover of ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’

DeMarco recorded the cover on Christmas Day

Indie rock goofball Mac DeMarco has released a no-frills cover of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.”

On YouTube, DeMarco reveals that he recorded the song on Christmas Day at Jizz Jazz studios. DeMarco’s rendition of the track is stripped-down in typical DeMarco fashion, as his crooning vocal lines take the lead over shimmering keys, soft drums, and a rollicking acoustic guitar solo. DeMarco paired the light-hearted cover with a video that sees a single slow zoom on a Star Wars‘ Emperor Palpatine Christmas ornament.

Listen to DeMarco’s cover of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” below.