Today sees Office Romance reveal a video for “Hanukkah Lights” — a track off their debut album Holidays of Love (Frenchkiss Records). Striving to create something both fresh and meaningful, Office Romance co-wrote the track with Caroline Laskow and it features vocals by Rae Mizrachi. Sure to become a holiday staple in years to come, today’s video premiered via FLOOD Magazine and Laskow told them, “‘Hanukkah Lights’ was inspired by my high school chorus director, the late great Dr. Phil Carey, who every year would put out a futile request for ‘ANY new Hanukkah songs?’ So this is for families and music teachers everywhere (and in-person school concerts, when they happen again): I hope you have a raucous, un-ironic blast singing along to this new contribution to the small canon of songs celebrating the Festival of Lights.” The video for “Hanukkah Lights” was directed by Callum Scott-Dyson.
With a plethora of holiday music that focuses on reproductions of the standards by modern artists, Office Romance has created a new set of holiday tracks that will prove to be as timeless as those by Bing Crosby, Wham! and John Lennon. Northern Transmissions recently noted, “(Holidays of Love) is sure to pump some of that holiday spirit straight into your heart…It may seem like an uphill battle to try and write an album that can hold up to some of the classic and contemporary holiday hits, from Elvis and Boney M to Vince Guaraldi and Mariah Carey, but Office Romance tackle the project with an aplomb and style that works its magic in the most wonderful way.” Magnet Magazine says, “Office Romance is fun for the whole family…and you don’t even have to add mistletoe and eggnog.” The band recently appeared on the “12 Songs of Christmas” podcast – listen to that interview here.