Feel festive with the beautiful sound of Aurora covering Oasis
Andrew Trendell

08:18 6th November 2015

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It may only be November, but the world wants you to start feeling festive already. John Lewis have just unveiled their Christmas advert for 2016 - and the song is a particular tearjerker. Check it out below. 

The commercials are becoming as much a part of Christmas as sprouts, booze and the Queen's speech - which is a bit depressing. However, we're just happy that this year's soundtrack was sung by Gigwise favourite Aurora - covering Oasis' classic 'Half The World Away'. 

The Norwegian one to watch has drenched the indie staple in her own bewitching and unique sense of celestial and wide-eyed heartwarming wonder - which is quite fitting, as the ad tells the tale of a young girl on Earth trying to spread Christmas cheer to a man stranded on the moon. 

Check it out below

Keep an eye on Aurora - we daresay she's set to dominate 2016.

Meanwhile, Aurora returns to the UK to play the Deaf Insitute in Manchester on Monday 1 February and Union Chapel in London on Tuesday 2 February. For tickets and more information, visit here

  • That time of year is nearly here when companies try to charm you into spending money with 'moving' tracks and adverts. In that spirit, here's every John Lewis Christmas advert song so far, ranked from worst to best.

  • 6) Slow Moving Millie: 'Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want' - We're pretty surprised that Morrissey allowed this Smiths track to be used for a company that sells mountains of dead birds so people can stuff things up their backsides, blast them with heat and then eat them. But hey, everybody has their price. Also, the song is fine.

  • 5) Taken By Trees: 'Sweet Child O' Mine' - This understated and piano led version of Guns N' Roses' huge track is a bold attempt, especially considering the original's epic scale and sonic power. We take our hat off to Victoria Bergsman for transforming the iconic cut into an incredibly different beast, indeed. Also, the advert has a sea of unacceptably cute kids that are sure to tug at your poor little heart strings.

  • 4) Tom Odell: 'Real Love' - Tom Odell's take on this Beatles track is layered with strings and rich harmonies, making for an epic musical companion to a boy's imagined adventure with his toy penguins. The tears are flooding right now..

  • 3) Ellie Goulding: 'Your Song' - Ellie Goulding took on Elton John's classic with a stroke of grace, the singer's silky smooth and humble vocal style matching an advert with average Joe's wrapping presents for their loved ones. Special shout out to the guy trying to wrap the double candle stick. No chance, mate.

  • 2) Gabrielle Aplin: 'The Power of Love' - This Frankie Goes To Hollywood cover is genuinely pretty powerful, (Sorry) mainly due to the accompanying advert which features a snowman and snowoman who are so in love that it hurts. Why the snowman goes on a mini adventure on his own for a while is beyond us, but the clip still gets that spine tingling.

  • 1) Lily Allen: 'Somewhere Only We Know%u2019' - I just did a quick google search and apparently Keane are still actually a band. Who the hell knew? This particular cover is definitely a guilty pleasure, once again due to the actual advert about a bear and a rabbit that'll shatter you into pieces, unless you have no soul like Miss Trunchbull from Matilda. Lily's vocals are also wonderfully underplayed and bursting with the sweet festivities that are just around the corner.

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