Boris is here to get you in the Christmas spirit with their new two-song EP Noël. The EP features a very shoegaze-meets-sludge cover of Wham!'s Christmas classic "Last Christmas," as well as a rework of an old Boris song "Pardon?" by songwriter Lauren Auder and French producer Dviance.
"When Lauren Auder replied to our post and told us 'I love this album very much,' we were very excited. We really like Lauren's voice, atmosphere, music and video work," said Boris. "We replied back that we would like to work together someday soon. New Album is an album that has received various criticisms before, however, like Lauren, we also happen to love this album very much. Now, ten years later, we have asked Lauren to sing a new interpretation from it."
On the Wham! cover, Boris stated that it's "a Christmas present for everyone who lives with the various restrictions stemming from COVID-19. Here in Japan, it is customary to give gifts at Christmas. We hope this Christmas will be the 'Last Christmas' of COVID-19."