Genre-bending indie band The High Plains Drifters have released the animated lyric video for their upbeat holiday single “Santa! Bring My Girlfriend Back!” CLICK HERE to watch the lyric video. CLICK HERE to stream. Check out the first look on Popwrapped. 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.
“Releasing ‘Santa! Bring My Girlfriend Back!’ this year has meant that The High Plains Drifters can bring some much-needed Christmas cheer to a world that has been beaten down by crazy events,” Larry Studnicky shared with Popwrapped. “We figured that, especially this Holiday Season, people could use some upbeat, happy, light-hearted music that would lift their spirits and put smiles on their faces. So, we pushed ourselves to get this fun Xmas tune out to a weary world. And it means also that we’re back! We are recording again and will have our 2nd album released sometime in 2021.”