The Philadelphia Eagles team up with The War on Drugs to create A Philly Special Christmas first single.
So, the Eagles defeated the Green Bay Packers last night for its 10th win with QB Jalen Hurts breaking a Philly team record, a single-game team rushing record for a quarterback. The victory was sweet, 40-33, at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday, and everybody cheered. Still, it ain’t Christmas. That comes as Philadelphia Eagles Jason Kelce, Jordan Mailata, and Lane Johnson join forces with The War on Drugs’ Charlie Hall and executive producer Connor Barwin for the first single from the A Philly Special Christmas album, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”.
Originally performed by the original Queen of Christmas Darlene Love (and not Mariah Carey), the classic holiday single is the first in a series of tracks to be released every Friday between now and the full various artists’ album’s official release on December 23rd via Vera Y Records. The whole package was recorded at the Hamilton Brothers’ Rittenhouse Soundworks – along with other local studios, Silent Partners, and Elm St. Studio – with proceeds from the LP donated to the Children’s Treatment Crisis Center in Philadelphia.
“It means a lot to me – about coming together, sharing stories about our upbringing, and what Christmas was like for each of us growing up,” Mailata said in the package’s press legend. “I hope we bring people together with this album the same way that it brought us closer together talking about our backgrounds, music and family holidays. And discovering that Lane and Kelce have great voices behind their beards was my favorite part.”
As for the rest of the seven-song A Philly Special Christmas LP, the holiday charity package features classic holiday songs and performances from Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra), Rob Hyman (The Hooters), Eric Bazilian (The Hooters), Lady Alma, Zach Miller (Dr. Dog), Robbie Bennett (The War on Drugs), Eliza Hardy Jones (The War on Drugs), Brandon Beaver (MeWithoutYou), Thomas Hughes (The Spinto Band), Randy Huth (Pissed Jeans), Nick Krill (The Spinto Band, Teen Men), Nasir Dickerson, Kaila Vandever, Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner, and The Silver Ages. Eagles announcer Merrill Reese and players Jalen Hurts, AJ Brown, Brandon Graham, Haason Reddick, and Jordan Davis all make appearances.