Boston-based, seven-piece band Juice release their new project Workin’ on Lovin’today. The project features songs that showcase the band’s merging virtuosic musicianship, vivid songwriting, and their power to captivate and move audiences everywhere they go. CLICK HERE to listen and purchase.
When reflecting on the EP, guitarist Michael Ricciardulli said, “Workin’ on Lovin’ is an acknowledgment that the traditional coming of age story has been more of a journey for us, an acknowledgment that I’m not there yet, but I’m workin’ on it. It’s still youthful and it’s still vibrant, but it possesses a new sense, an awareness, quietly reposed, this steady stream of sanguine, the true ability to reflect upon a current state of beauty, at times enveloped in the blue. It’s a high-speed collision between knowledge and understanding and most of all it’s a portrait of love, one shaped by experience.”
Workin’ on Lovin’ highlights the band’s diverse signature sound that covers an array of sensations with songs like “Heartbreak in a Box,” an honest and emotional ballad about holding onto feelings after they’ve left your life, LISTEN HERE. “Sugar,” is the soaring single that features airtight raps, radiant chorus harmonies, stomping handclaps, and gospel-style backing vocals. CLICK HERE to listen and CLICK HERE to watch the video.
To celebrate the new project, Juice will be playing a sold-out release show at the famed Mercury Lounge in New York City tonight.
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 latest 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 new project.