New Found Glory: New Pop-Punk Christmas Album ‘December’s Here’ Out 12/3, Watch “Somber Christmas”

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Florida-based pop-punk veterans New Found Glory will release a new holiday album, December’s Here, on Dec. 3.

Featuring 11 original Christmas songs, the collection continues the band’s trend of themed releases, following a series of From The Screen To Your Stereo EPs featuring covers of songs made famous in classic movies.

This time, the band — vocalist Jordan Pundik, guitarist Chad Gilbert, bassist Ian Grushka and drummer Cyrus Bolooki — devoted their studio work to crafting some warm holiday anthems with their signature sound, led as always by Pundik’s earnest delivery.

As a preview of the album, NFG debuted a video for “Somber Christmas” that pretty much feels like a warm hug on a cold morning:

Said Gilbert of this album project in a statement:

“We decided to make a Christmas album because the members of NFG always get in the spirit for every holiday but mainly to add a little variety to the holiday for our fans. A lot of holiday music is all the same and are just modern cover versions of old songs. We wanted to add some new music into the mix, give New Found Glory fans their own style holiday. We hope our fans make this a special record for their families. A New Found Glory record that they can revisit every year, and blast around the house when they start decorating all the way up to Christmas Day after opening gifts and eating with the family.”

And about “Somber Christmas”:

“’Somber Christmas’ is about having a better Christmas this year than last. I think there was so much anxiety and unknown for so many in 2020 that last Christmas was a tough one. This song is about trying to get back to the simple things that make the Christmas season so special.”

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During the pandemic, New Found Glory hosted a handful of live stream concert performances for fans. One of those was holiday-themed and featured a set list of original holiday tunes that fans weren’t familiar with — and it seems like those ended up on this album.

The title track to the December’s Here album was also premiered around the time of that streaming concert, which you can hear below:

The album’s track listing:

1. December’s Here
2. Somber Christmas
3. Holiday Records
4. Nothing For Christmas
5. Christmas Card
6. Santa Forgive Me
7. Our First Christmas
8. Snow
9. Don’t Fight
10. It Never Snows In Florida
11. For Christmas Sake

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