Rising Nashville band Qarreo is back with an all-time Christmas classic — an ethereal eclectic take on “The Little Drummer Boy”! Everyone knows the original 1941 version by American classical music composer Katherine Kennicott Davis… you know, when the wisemen happened upon a drummer boy on their path to Bethlehem? He ended up leading the way, “pa rum pa pum pum”… pretty legendary.
With downtempo trancy beats and airy vocals, this version is set to be an instant holiday favorite.
Qarreo’s spin on “The Little Drummer Boy” is soothing, sultry and nothing short of sensational. Combining bongos with other percussive instruments, a mysterious Middle Eastern vibe is proffered to the listener, which — considering the location of Bethlehem — is an accurate adjustment from the original. Not only are we stoked to get into the holiday spirit with this song looping on our playlists, we are humbled to premiere the track today before it hits digital outlets everywhere December 3rd, 2021. Tune in below!