The Killers have rekindled their annual holiday tradition of getting into the giving spirit by donating 100% of the proceeds from an original Christmas song to an important cause. The Las Vegas rockers will donate funds from sales of “Christmas in L.A.” to RED, the non-profit organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver that works to fight AIDS around the world.
The Killers recruited California roots rockers Dawes to co-write and perform on the melancholy number that paints a vivid portrait of a struggling artist who stays in L.A. for Christmas rather than going home to see his family. Killers frontman Brandon Flowers croons, “I don’t know if I can take another Christmas in L.A./another pitcher of sangria in an empty beach café.”
Meanwhile the video for the song features actors Owen Wilson and Harry Dean Stanton, with some impressive animation from students at Brigham Young University.
Check out the video for “Christmas in L.A.” below.
Dowload the song from iTunes here.
Learn more about RED and join them in fighting for an AIDS-free generation here.