Listen to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Last Christmas” Cover, Guest Starring Lots of Saxophone


The start of the holiday season isn’t the day after Halloween, or even the day after Thanksgiving; it’s the day a major pop star drops their Christmas album and/or single. And now the holiday single has officially begun.

Given her influences, it’s not surprising Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen opted for an ’80s track over holiday tunes of a slightly older vintage. Her version of Wham’s 1985 hit “Last Christmas,” dropped via Twitter, features plenty of synths, Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” charm…and saxophone. Lots of saxophone.

It’s not even Turkey Day, but it’s never too early to mourn holiday romances gone awry! Listen to the track below—and while you’re at it, revisit Jepsen’s stellar Emotion from this summer: