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Don't Call Me Jesus (single)

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On November 23, Danish folk-pop group SUNDAYS release their new single ’Don’t Call Me Jesus’, and as the title may suggest, it is not coincidental that the song drops this close to Christmas.

Whether the song is meant as a downright Christmas single, the band can’t tell, but it most certainly is no ’Last Christmas’ or ’All I Want For Christmas Is You’ – hence the song is based around a calm, swaying groove, gradually building up to a big outro finale. And even though these are not exactly the typical ingredients for a classic Christmas single, there are some elements in the song that do jingle and jangle like chimes and bells - and the recurring chanting of the title, of which lead singer, Magnus Jacobsen explains:

“I can see how this title may seem self-sanctifying, or even blasphemic to the ears of a Christian – but in reality, it has a much more natural background. I’m born on December 24, which – besides raising the question, ”Do you get twice as many presents then?” – has given me the birth brother of no other than Mr. Christ himself, drawing some kind of unnatural line between the saint and me. My family are not true believers of the Christian Church, but we do celebrate the modern protestant Christmas with Jesus being the symbol of the good in all of us. Now, I’m just a human of flesh and blood, with a head full of both good and bad thoughts, just like I have both good and bad deeds on my conscience. Therefore I have always found it pretty hard living up to being a Jesus child. That is why I wrote this song; to unhook myself from this imposed idolization of an unrealistic ideal.”

’Don’t Call Me Jesus’ will be released both in a single edit produced, mixed and mastered by Mads Bjørn & Kristian Gadegaard Pedersen – and in a live edit, mixed and mastered by Jakob Krickau, from the bands performance at Store VEGA back in January.

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released November 23, 2018

Written by: Magnus Jacobsen

Composed by: Magnus Jacobsen & Mads Bjørn Nielsen

SUNDAYS are: 

Magnus Jacobsen - vocals & acoustic guitar

Morten Falk Overgaard - drums & backing vocals

Marie Linander Henriksen - bass & backing vocals

Victor Ovesen - guitar, piano & backing vocals


Additional Musicians:

Mads Bjørn Nielsen - synth


Produced by: Mads Bjørn Nielsen

Mix by: Mads Bjørn Nielsen

Mastered by: Kristian Gadegaard

live edition, mixed and mastered by Jakob Krickau

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SUNDAYS Aarhus, Denmark

Sundays is a new spark from the Danish underground scene, centering North Jutlandic Magnus Jacobsen on vocals and guitar.

Intensity, melody and nerve are the keystones which manifests in the young songwriters universe, and with a live setup involving vast amounts of backing harmonics in an organic instrumentation, this is exactly what the spectator can expect.
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Track Name: Don't Call Me Jesus (single version)
I don’t know how I got here
But it must have been a long way, a long way
I don’t know how I got here
But it must have been a long way, to this light of day
I don’t know how I got here
But I must have had a ton to say, to talk this way
I don’t know how I got here
But it feels like an earthquake took me all the way

Call me a man, call me a child, call me a liar
Call me a chance, call me a try, call me a fighter
Call me an oak, call me a stroke, call me anything
But don’t call me Jesus no, ‘cause that’s not my name

I don’t know how I got here
But it must have been a long way, to this light of day
I don’t know how I got here
But I must have had a ton to say, to talk this way
I don’t know how I got here
But it feels like an earthquake took me all the way
I don’t know how I got here
But I’m inside a tidal wave, where there’s no escape

Call me a man...

Call me a fool, call me a bliss, call me a river
Call me a jewel, call me a fist, call me a shiver
Call me a foe, call me a friend, call me anything
But don’t call me Jesus no, ‘cause that’s not my name

And I finally think it’s all okay
I finally think I’m on my way
It’s time to push away this blame, and call me by my father’s name
I finally think it’s all okay
I finally think I’m on my way
It’s time to push away this shame, and call me by my mothers name

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