Nathaniel Rateliff Releases ‘Xmas To Forget’ Single Featuring Elle King
Nathaniel Rateliff and Elle King released a collaborative holiday single, “Xmas To Forget.” Proceeds from the song will benefit the Food Research & Action Center via Rateliff’s foundation The Marigold Project.
Rateliff, King and company wrote and recorded “Xmas To Forget” just five days ago in Rateliff’s home base of Denver. The tune features King and Rateliff’s band The Night Sweats.
“Elle and I had been talking about working on a couple of tunes and doing a version of one of the Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Christmas songs,” Rateliff said in a statement. “But as we were working on it we decided it would be fun to write our own. Joseph (of the Night Sweats) said we should write a Christmas to forget in reference to how hard this year has been for everyone so we ran with the idea.”
“Well considering it’s been a pretty tough year and the big ‘togetherness’ theme of the holidays is less than ideal, we thought the best way to communicate that was through song,” King added. And if we’re all ending out the year in flames, let’s do it laughing. Here’s to a Christmas to forget.”
Listen to “Xmas To Forget” below: