Jonah

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Jonah is the first single from Major Parkinson’s upcoming fifth album. The song is produced by the legendary Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode) and features one of USA’s most award-winning show choirs, Los Alamitos Sound FX (Los Angeles). Recorded in Bergen, Los Angeles and mixed in London. Mastered by Greg Calbi, cover design by Martin Kvamme.

lyrics

in heaven everyone loves you
in heaven nobody knows you
but I do

I dreamt I was a beautiful boy
sleeping in a womb of an animal
clutching the umbilical chord
my body was the map of America
they blessed me with these beautiful hands and fingers
but my belly was a bag full of chemicals
so they decorated all of the walls with mirrors
now everybody waits for the miracle

in heaven there was nothing at all
just the cauliflower shade of an atom bomb
fumbling away in the dark
with silver hooves and satelittes

I saw the battleships down by the river
and the fireworks
a cemetary on New Year's Eve
when we dressed up like animals

his name was Jonah
he was the best friend I ever had
and I remember his rifle
and his diploma
and the day that he said he was going to be the king of the world

his name was Jonah
he was the best friend I ever had
and I remember his rifle
he was a loner
but the radio said he was going to be the king of the world

his name was Jonah
he was the best friend I ever had

credits

released January 2, 2020
Jon Ivar Kollbotn: Vocals
Lars Christian Bjørknes: Synthesizers, piano
Claudia Cox: Violin, backing vocals
Sondre Veland: Drums, percussion
Øystein Bech-Eriksen: Electric guitar
Eivind Gammersvik: Additional synth
Sondre Skollevoll: Additional synth
Choir by members of Los Alamitos Sound FX show choir

Produced by Major Parkinson and Gareth Jones
Mixed by Major Parkinson and Gareth Jones
Mastered by Greg Calbi
Choir arrangement by Josh Greene
Acoustic drum engineering by Iver Sandøy

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Major Parkinson Bergen, Norway

Major Parkinson is a particle collider of huge, cinematic melodies, catchy pop hooks, impossible rhythms and psychedelic lyrics. A distinctly different band, with an unconventional, associative and almost irrational approach to the art of writing music.

"Major Parkinson are the Coldplay Cardiacs, with giant commercial songs bent into strange uncommercial shapes" - Prog Magazine
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