Today, Robert Earl Thomas gives a gift to us all, his take on Tom Petty’s “Christmas All Over Again.” The delightfully festive track is a sparkling blend of seasonal whimsy, emotional legacy and indie rock appeal, the perfect add to your celebrations.
The Widowspeak musician tells us, “What could I even say about Tom Petty? For starters, it’s a pretty short list of musicians with such universal appeal. I mean everybody loves Tom Petty, or at least, nobody hates him. And while I’ve gladly shed the yoke of most baby boomer rock legends, Tom makes his way onto my turntable (or playlist, let’s be real) with astonishing regularity. My favorite Petty period is the late 80s when he teamed up with Jeff Lynne, and in a nod to their fellow Wilbury, I did “Christmas All Over Again” with a George Harrison vibe. I’ve loved this song since i first heard it during Home Alone 2 as a kid. I’ve loved Tom for at least as long, plus we share a middle name.”
Robert Earl Thomas will release his debut solo album Another Age on February 16 via Captured Tracks. You can stream the title track here.