Office Romance Announce Debut Album
Seth Jabour (Les Savy Fav, 8G Band– backing band for Late Night with Seth Myers), Syd Butler (Les Savy Fav, 8G Band) and Amy Carlson (Actor, Blue Bloods, The Society, Director, Writer, Mother) make up the trio Office Romance. Today, they have announced their forthcoming release of their debut album, Holidays Of Love, which will be released October 2 via Frenchkiss Records. Ahead of the album’s arrival, Office Romance have shared the album track “Magic In the Air,” which features lyrics and vocals by Carlson who notes, “our aim is to express the joys of anticipation in the holiday season”.
Holidays Of Love is the follow up to Office Romance’s 2012 EP I love The Holidays. Last year the band regrouped and began writing and recording with producer Geoff Sanoff (James Iha, Jesse Mailn, Savak) but it took the isolation of Covid for them to generate the lyrics and vocals that capture the true spirit of the holiday season as told by Office Romance. A true family affair, Holidays of Love features vocal contributions by Butler/Carlson’s children, Lyla (whose birthday is the weekend of release) and Nigel, as well as the Jabour twins, Teddy and William, on today’s single. Butler notes, “It was important for us to have as much family on the record as possible.” Other contributors include: Matt Hitt, (Drowners), Fraser Campbell (multi-hyphenate musician and composer), Britta Phillips (Luna, Dean & Britta) and Kia Warren/Liza Colby (SUSU Band) among others.
The album’s themes include family, love, holiday melancholy, neighborly kindness and even the glory of Hanukkah. Eclectic in presentation yet whimsical and sincere in execution, Office Romance reflects the union of Amy Carlson’s obsession with holiday music and Syd Butler / Seth Jabour’s desire to stretch their collaboration into a new realm. Jabour says “having the experience of playing in the 8G Band for six and a half years has really helped. In Les Savy Fav, we’ve had kind of one vision as a group but with 8G we’re sort of pulling information from every genre possible, funneled through the lens of players, singers, and producers.”
Holidays Of Love
1. Magic in the Air
2. My Gift for You
3. Your Love to my Mind
4. Hanukkah Lights
5. For The Sake Of Old Times
7. Everyday’s a Holiday
8. This Time Next Christmas
9. It’s You
10. All Of My Dreams
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