The Offspring Release ‘Christmas – Baby Please Come Home’ Music Video
The Offspring are trying to help us get in the Christmas spirit! They've released a new music video for their cover of the Darlene Love classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)".
The Christmas tune is available for download here. The Offspring shared their version of the Christmas classic last month saying,
It just seemed like the world could use a nice holiday song right now. Hope you enjoy our take on “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” - we tried not to wreck it!
According to Loudwire,
It's fairly faithful to the original with the sleigh bells jingling and Holland backed by joyous singers. Love initially sang the track on the 1963 A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector compilation. In the years since it's been covered by U2, Joey Ramone, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, Anberlin, Smash Mouth and a wealth of others.
The cover comes ahead of The Offspring's long-awaited 10th album. They'd originally planned for a 2020 release, but then, as with so many things, the pandemic through a wrench in things. According to Blabbermouth, Dexter Holland said over the summer,
"It's basically done. We were kind of just doing some last-minute tweaks and stuff and getting ready. We had a single scheduled to be released and all that stuff, and then this [coronavirus pandemic] happened. So it's on hold at the moment."
Back in April The Offspring released a cover of "Here Kitty Kitty" in the middle of 2020's "Tiger King" mania.