Love it or hate it, Wham!’s “Last Christmas” is just never going to go away. As if the original wasn’t stuck in our heads already, rock and pop stars from Florence Welch to Jimmy Eat World just keep covering it, typically drenching it with way more emotion than we can handle for the holidays.
Jesse Davidson, a newcomer from Australia, brings a much-needed, chilled-out approach to “Last Christmas.” Rather than taking himself too seriously, Davidson sounds blasé, as if he’s totally over it, dude. You can practically hear the joints being lit to his surf rock cover. Who knows, maybe Santa brings gifts of greenery down in Australia.
STREAM: Jessie Davidson — “Last Christmas (Wham! Cover)”