On Friday, Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson surprised their fans with a cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over),” featuring none other than the legends’ son, Sean Ono Lennon.
Cyrus is in her element, cushioned by Ronson’s lush, contemporary production. Lennon provides backing vocals. His parents released the original song in 1971, backed by the Plastic Ono band and the Harlem Community Choir. It’s since become a festive standard.
The cover follows Ronson and Cyrus’ original collaboration “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart.” Listen to this fresh rendition of “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” below: