December release their cover of U2’s “I Fall Down”
Original Story by Aaron J. Sams (2016-11-07)
Today marks the release of “I Fall Down,” a new single by the Scottish band December. The song is a cover of U2’s song of the same name, released in 1981 on the album October. December’s version is a gorgeous rendition of the song, and it has been released on iTunes throughout in many regions throughout the world. We’ve included a link to the iTunes purchase page on the UK version of iTunes, but you should be able to find it on your own local iTunes store.
December started a journey involving U2 a year ago this fall, when they released their first single from the album “I Will Let You Have Your Say, titled “Alison Stewart”. The song is a tribute to Bono’s wife, is named for her, and the proceeds from the song were donated to one of Ali’s charities, Children for Chernobyl. The single was released on November 2, 2015.
On January 31, 2016, December would release a cover version of the U2 song, “A Sort of Homecoming” on iTunes, and that release would gain praise throughout the U2 fan community. Later in the year, the band would be asked to perform a short set at the #U240 concerts in Dublin, performing on both the 24th and 25th of September to an audience of fans who had gathered to celebrate U2’s 40th anniversary in the town in which they had begun.
In preparation for the appearance at #U240, December began work on another cover version, and chose the song “I Fall Down”. The song, written and released by U2 in 1981 is an early song from U2’s career, and to our knowledge had not been released by any other band prior to this cover today by December. The cover for the single is taken from that performance in Dublin and other images from their video for the song.