This anthemic track was released as the first single from Empire of the Sun's Every Ocean Tells a Story album. The song also soundtracked Pernod Ricard's Absolut Vodka TV advertising campaign, "Absolut Nights."
"Our music is about more than just being memorable," the band told Billboard magazine. "We aim to make music that transcends and takes you to another dimension, creating an experience beyond the earth and out of the ordinary that sticks with you long after the night is over, much like Absolut Nights."
The UK band The Lightning Seeds of "Pure" fame got their name from a misheard line in Prince's "Raspberry Beret," mistaking "thunder drowns out what the lightning sees" for "thunder drowns out the lightning seeds."
"White "Christmas" was so popular that Bing had to re-record the song five years after the original 1942 recording because the original masters had been worn out from all the pressings. This is the version that became a holiday tradition.