Boston-based, seven-piece band Juice premiered their new track “Sugar” today on Glide. Hummable funk guitars lay over a steady groove before the chantable hook – “I cannot get by without you honey” – takes hold. Airtight raps and radiant chorus harmonies drive the song into the bridge before an old school rock ‘n’ roll guitar solo gives way to stomping handclaps and gospel-style backing vocals. CLICK HERE to listen.
“On the surface, ‘Sugar’ speaks to insatiable lust and temptation. The song comes from our experience as young guys embedded in a culture that blurs the lines between beauty, vanity, love, euphoria, and pain. Sugar is rock ‘n’ roll, and yet it’s bright, reverent, and unabashedly modern.” – Juice
With seven distinct personalities, Juice distills rock, pop, and hip-hop into a signature sound with a flavorful kick of electric violin, rich harmonies, honest lyrics, and festival-worthy choruses. The Boston septet – Ben Stevens (lead vocals), Christian Rose (violin, vocals), Kamau Burton (acoustic guitar, vocals), Daniel Moss (guitar), Michael Ricciardulli (guitar), Rami El-Abidin (bass), and Miles Clyatt (drums) – perfects this mix on their upcoming project.
After meeting as freshmen at Boston College, Juice became unified upon winning their school’s “Battle of the Bands” in 2014. Through constant gigging the band honed their live performance, displaying an original raw energy. Soon, they went from frequent gigs at the city’s famed Middle East to selling out East Coast hotspots such as Brighton Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, and more. Hitting Summerfest Milwaukee in 2016, Juice impressively won the grand prize of the festival’s “Land The Big Gig” Competition and opened for pop juggernaut DNCE at the festival a year later, where they met Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K, who worked with them on their upcoming project.