Bryan Adams is the gift that keeps on giving.
The iconic Canadian rocker released a surprise holiday EP titled Christmas EP. The five-track project features on brand-new holiday jingle called “Joe and Mary”. The song puts a classic rock spin on the story of Joseph and Mary. It depicts the pair fleeing from a small town in search of a safe haven.
“Joe and Mary, Mary and Joe in a beat-up Buick on the open road,” Adams sings, “Chuck Berry playing on the radio, Joe and Mary, Mary and Joe.”
“I’m excited to be releasing this Christmas EP,” Adams said in a statement published by Rolling Stone. “It was fun to record some new tracks and make a video for ‘Joe and Mary.’ I can’t wait for everyone to hear them, alongside some of my classic Christmas songs.”
Christmas EP also includes three previously-released holiday tracks — “Christmas Time,” “Reggae Christmas” and “Merry Christmas” — and a new rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Must Be Santa”.