Genre-bending indie band The High Plains Drifters have released their upbeat holiday single “Santa! Bring My Girlfriend Back!” CLICK HERE to stream. Check out the first look on Aesthetic Magazine. Produced by Greg Cohen (Robin Thicke, Nile Rodgers), the track tells the story of a distraught man who seeks solace in drink after having his girlfriend stolen by Santa Claus.
Inspired by a boozy and drama-filled Christmas dinner, the track features an array of instrumentation marrying traditional and contemporary sounds including upbeat marimbas, acoustic guitar chords, and horns reminiscent of everyone’s favorite holiday classics. After waking up the next morning and trying to remember the prior night’s holiday debacle, Larry Studnicky (HPD’s front man) was inspired to put pen to paper and craft the holiday tune after the melodies kept ringing in his head like a hangover.
“Santa! Bring My Girlfriend Back!” is a precursor to The High Plains Drifters forthcoming second album to be released in 2021.
“I cannot think of a better time to release this song than this year. Yeah, it has been a crappy year for the whole world, but at Christmas, perhaps more so than at any other time, the people of the world are going to want things to feel NORMAL again,” shared Studnicky. “They’ll want to have smiles on their faces and to enjoy some old-fashioned Christmas cheer. We hope this song will help them do that.”