The Beach Boys’ Mike Love Debuts New Holiday Single
(You’ll Never Be) Alone On Christmas Day
LOS ANGELES, CA, NOVEMBER 6, 2015 – Today, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and Grammy®-award-winning singer and songwriter, Mike Love is releasing “(You’ll Never Be) Alone on Christmas Day.” The upbeat holiday track was written by Love, best known as the lead singer and co-founder of The Beach Boys, and is produced by multiple Grammy® award winning producer, Michael Lloyd (Dirty Dancing). The track, which hits radio this week, is released on Love’s own Meleco Records and will be available on iTunes, Spotify, and other digital distributors starting November 6, 2015 – to kick off the holiday season.
“(You’ll Never Be) Alone on Christmas Day” was originally written by Love with the help of classical pianist, Ron Altbach, in 1979 as part of a potential Beach Boys Christmas album. Love and Altbach are long time friends and occasional collaborators. The Beach Boys created a rough demo of Love’s track, but never completed the song or officially released it. Earlier this year, the band Phoenix approached Love for permission to cover the song for an upcoming NETFLIX movie, A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS, set to debut on December 4th in all territories where Netflix is available. A Very Murray Christmas is an homage to the classic variety show featuring BILL MURRAY playing himself.
What is unique about “(You’ll Never Be) Alone on Christmas Day” is that Love was inspired to return to the studio, rework and complete the track 36 years later because of Phoenix. “This song has a wonderfully strange and beautiful history,” said Love. “I’m grateful to the band Phoenix for digging it up and inspiring me to finish something I started 36 years ago."
**The single’s artwork features an actual holiday photo from the Love family archives. A five-year-old Mike Love is listening to his great grandmother Alberta (Danny) Clardy read a Christmas story to Mike and his sister Maureen Love.

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