Nobody really likes commercials, but occasionally they can be an unlikely source of music that we actually want to hear.

Apple have actually outdone themselves this time simply by asking Cat Power to be involved in this year’s Christmas advertisement. While the visuals themselves are fairly innocuous, Power’s gorgeous version of Judy Garland’s classic ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ is absolutely essential listening.

A million miles from Frank Sinatra’s well known cover, Power’s take on the song is restrained and jam packed with emotion, and it’s certainly a damn sight better than the usual mile-long line of dross in the running for the Christmas number 1 spot.

Take a look at the extended version of the advert below. [via Pitchfork]



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