Get in the holiday spirit with The Ladybugs' jazzy, soulful version of the iconic single "Blue Christmas," which is also the title of their upcoming holiday EP. The EP will officially release on Nov. 14. The Ladybugs are led by vocal duo Martina DaSilva & Vanessa Perea and accompanied by talented instrumentalists Joe McDonough (trombone), Rob Edwards (trombone), Dida Pelled (guitar) and Dylan Shamat (bass) to fully capture their ethereal jazz sound. Their music has been described as a blend from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, with genres of country, blues, Latin and classical music. As noted in their bio, they have performed at the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center and several major jazz festivals, in addition to releasing their self-titled debut album in the fall of 2015.
Their cover of "Blue Christmas" features lush instrumentals with, as noted in a press release, "cozy jazz elements in a warm and wistful adaptation of the classic." As vocalist Martina DaSilva relates, "'Blue Christmas' is a holiday standard that we'd always loved. After hearing Elvis Presley's rendition, however, we were inspired to do a country music-influenced version of our own. It's also nice to sing about the melancholic side of the holidays- something that most Christmas songs don't acknowledge."