Office Romance (Feat. Les Savy Fav Members and Amy Carlson from CBS’s Blue Bloods) To Release ‘I Love The Holidays’ Featuring Guest Vocalist Alex Winston || EP Out 12/11 On Frenchkiss Records
Office Romance is the writing team of SYD BUTLER, SETH JABOUR of LES SAVY FAV and Butler’s long time partner AMY CARLSON (Currently of Blue Bloods on CBS) This 3 song EP, entitled “I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS” represents Amy’s love for holiday music and highlights a different musical approach for Syd and Seth.
Syd Butler says “Writing a holiday song was harder than we expected. On one hand you have a map and on the other hand you know you can’t stray to far off the path. At the end of the day is was a great challenge and a lot of fun to break out of the post punk/art genre to write a song or style I was not very comfortable writing.”
Seth Jabour adds, “Syd and I have always had a great song writing chemistry, so I was excited at the challenge of applying our talents to a new genre and style of songwriting. We were very fortunate to work with some incredibly talented people on these songs, and I think that comes across through the performances. Although this took some adjusting (art rock, this is not), I never doubted that we’d succeed in writing meaningful and catchy holiday tunes. Having Amy involved was a treat, as lyrics are not my thing (I’m surprised I managed to even type this.) Overall I found the process to be fun, frustrating at times, and ultimately rewarding. I look forward to what’s next for Office Romance.”
Amy agrees, “It was a thrill to work with Syd as well as Seth, whose music I have admired for years.” Carlson, a true lover of holiday music, had a blast, drew lyrical inspiration from the classics ranging from Bing to Billie.