Bobby Halvorson’s New Album Parasympathy is out Today via George Records

Today Sacramento-based singer-songwriter Bobby Halvorson is pleased to release his new album Parasympathy via up-and-coming label George Records (order). The album features acclaimed pre-release singles “Nothing Feels Like Home and “Function.” On “Function” Glide Magazine said, “The song melds The Beach Boys with Yes and excites with its technical prowess for the mind while never forgetting to also be a song that can connect with people’s hearts in the end.” On lead single “Nothing Feels Like Home” Dusty Organ writes, “Halvorson’s gentle and haunting vocal qualities depict the emotions of the song effortlessly, creating a mysterious and melancholic blanket that coats over the music courtesy of his dreamy falsetto.”

Parasympathy was recorded in Bobby’s home studio both in Los Angeles and Sacramento. As an arranger and composer Halvorson has connected with many fantastic multi-instrumentalists over the years in California and elsewhere. From his band Brother, Sister, Halvorson enlisted drummer Soichiro Tanabe, violinist Benjamin Fordham, vocalist Heather Ogilvy O’Malley, and bassist Kiefo Nilsson. Old friends from CalArts, Marcus Buser of Sun Kiss and Cooper Wolken of Kidi Band provided the rhythm section on “Nothing Feels Like Home.” Due to pandemic restrictions, many musicians had to build home-recording setups to offer their services to producers in need. String players Henna Chou and Christabel Lin sent their recorded strings all the way over from Austin, TX. Liza Wallace played and co-arranged harp on “My Love” and Joe Berry and Taylor Plenn graced a couple of tunes with their saxophones, all self-recorded and sent to Halvorson for mixing. As a final step, Halvorson worked with his go-to mixing engineer Daniel Eaton at Little Castle Mastering to put the final touches on the album.

Bobby Halvorson spent over a decade in the Los Angeles music scene playing shows with his art rock band Brother, Sister. With a doctorate in music composition and an in depth knowledge of orchestration, Halvorson has worked as an arranger for many artists including Sondre Lerche, Tim Heidecker, Inara George, and Morgxn adorning their work with strings, winds, and chorus. He has worked closely with Van Dyke Parks as a recording artist and arranging assistant and has produced, musical directed and performed in several live renditions of Harry Nilsson’s The Point working alongside Harry’s son Kiefo. His latest efforts are focused on his own songwriting as he establishes himself in the Sacramento music scene. 

Stream: Parasympathy on All Digital Platforms
Stream: “Function” at YouTube

Stream: “Nothing Feels Like Home” at Music Mecca or YouTube

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