Freekbass & The Bump Assembly Cover John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’
Freekbass recruited The Bump Assembly to record a cover of John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s holiday classic “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).” The Bump Assembly lineup featured on the track includes Sammi Garett and Greg Sanderson of Turkuaz as well as Sky White and Rico Lewis.
John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band released the original “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” as a single in 1971. “To me it’s just a classic,” Freekbass said of the decision to cover the song. “The melody actually comes from an old English ballad and the Lennon/Ono lyrics come from another era. But I think everyone can relate to putting our battles aside, and celebrating the love of the holiday and the season, no matter where you are or what holiday you are celebrating. I know our band is feeling so much love from all the support we’ve gotten this year, and this song was just one way to express that gratitude, in our own funky-way.”
Watch Freekbass & The Bump Assembly’s video for “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” below: