The Essential Advent Calendar: December 14 – LE CYGNE NOIR Reveals Alternative Xmas Single ‘Last Christmas’

LE CYGNE NOIR returns with ‘LAST CHRISTMAS’, an emotional take on the classic Christmas ballad. You can stream and download the track here.

Last Christmas - LCN featuring Julianne Regan

LE CYGNE NOIR returns with an alternative to the traditional seasonal cheer – and instead offers ‘Last Christmas’, a reflective take on the festive season. Inspired by the iconic Julianne Regan from ‘All About Eve’ fame, as well as the social and personal concerns we have all faced.

The ballad is touchingly honest and will strike a chord with anyone for whom the Yuletide season isn’t solely about rocking around the Christmas tree.

‘Last Christmas’ features the spine-tingling voice of none other than Julianne Regan – intertwined with the artist’s own – along with a haunting cello performed by Bethany Porter and atmospheric guitars by Neil Taylor. Between them, they create a simple, plaintive ballad spiced with off kilter harmonies. It’s a track for the end of the night, when the mulled wine has been drunk, the mistletoe is wilting, and the last dance is coming to an end.

“I hope ‘Last Christmas’ strikes the right chord between sorrow and hope, something to see out this tough year and look at brighter days ahead. Seasons Greetings to you all.”- LE CYGNE NOIR

About the author

There’s a lot of music out there - good music. At Essentially Pop our remit is that we cover music that deserves to be heard, with a particular focus on independent artists. That doesn't mean we won't cover your old favourites - rather we hope to give you some new favourites as well.

We no longer accept unpaid PR agency work. We believe the creative arts have value, and this includes writing. As always, we will write about artists who contact us - or who we contact - for free - but we can no longer work free of charge for PR agencies. We work hard, we put in a lot of hours writing, and we ask that you respect that. Contact us for our very reasonable rates.

Follow us on: Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Myspace, Facebook, Spotify, Youtube. Drop us an email on