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Posted: November 21, 2017

For King & Country releases intense ‘Little Drummer Boy’ cover

Joel Smallbone (L) and Luke Smallbone (R) of for KING & COUNTRY perform on The Pulse.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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Joel Smallbone (L) and Luke Smallbone (R) of for KING & COUNTRY perform on The Pulse. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

There’s no simple pa rum pum pum pum in a new version of the Christmas carol staple “Little Drummer Boy.”

For King & Country, a Christian pop duo, have released their take on the holiday song that spotlights the drummer of the “Little Drummer Boy.”

It’s much louder and percussion-heavy than the famous Bing Crosby and David Bowie version that’s heard ad nauseam once radio stations switch format to all Christmas music all the time.

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The video, which was recently posted on Facebook, has already reached nearly 8 million views.

And for those who consider themselves more traditional when it comes to their Christmas music, click here for the Crosby/Bowie version.

As for fans of the new version, For King and Country have released their first full-length Christmas album called Christmas Live from Phoenix.


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