Tis the season… Armin van Buuren just released a legit Christmas carol just as the holidays are kicking into high gear!
The producer transformed vocalist Josh Cumbee’s “Sunny Days” into a wintery rendition titled “Christmas Days” through his own label Armada Music. There is no pounding beat, no huge build, no satisfying drop. Don’t expect this to be anything other than pure Christmas magic.
“Christmas Days” showcases Armin’s ability to take an idea and execute it beautifully in just a short time. Even though he’s a true king of dance music, no genre or project is off limits.
Armin van Burren tells the story of how this track came to life within 24 hours:
“A few weeks ago, someone from the office asked me if I had ever toyed with the idea of turning ‘Sunny Days’ into a Christmas song. A DJ releasing a Christmas carol is not something that easily comes to mind, but when I listened to ‘Sunny Days’ afterwards, I discovered that the lyrics do have some of that Christmas magic going for them.”
“Past Tuesday night, I spoke with the vocalist of ‘Sunny Days’, Josh Cumbee, who has become a good friend of mine. I shared the idea with him and when I woke up the next morning at 6 a.m., he had already sent me a first draft, based on an unreleased downtempo version of ‘Sunny Days’. I loved it so much that I immediately sent it over to my record label (Armada Music) and less than 24 hours later, ‘Christmas Days’ was born.”