Brooklyn-based alt-rock, hip-hop, and alt-pop outfit Juice releases their new album, Boy Story, a collection of songs exploring the process of aging in a complex world while wishing for the simplicity of youth.
Juice explains, “The songs are unfiltered snapshots dealing with jealousy, regret, toxicity in relationships, and ego. We wanted to explore the longing for boyhood that emerges in the midst of adulthood.”
Originally from Boston and now located in Brooklyn, Juice is made up of Ben Stevens, Christian Rose, Daniel Moss, Kamau Burton, Michael Ricciardulli, Miles Clyatt, and Rami El-Abidin. When the pandemic shut down their headlining tour, Juice set up shop in an AirBnB in Connecticut, where they wrote new material that would end up on Boy Story.
They followed by isolating in Killington, Vermont, where they established a makeshift studio and began laying down tracks. Then in the winter of 2021, Juice started developing the videos for the project, entitled Boy Story: Crisis in Parallel.
Encompassing eight tracks, entry points on Boy Story include “Girlfriend Song,” featuring luscious alt-rock surges of guitars riding a contagious rhythm. Vaguely reminiscent of The Killers, the song’s sonic flow, buoyant and catchy, merges perfectly with the deluxe vocals, rife with tasty timbres.
“Butterfly Boy” blends lush textures of alt-pop and R&B, forming a dazzling tune delivering delicious falsetto vocals backed by radiant harmonies. There’s a dreamy, creamy movement to this song, making it a definite earworm.
Another outstanding track, “Do You Really Feel?,” summons up suggestions of Fall Out Boy and The Killers, pushing out stellar vocal hues atop multifaceted washes of alt-rock. “Never Let You Go,” the only track not written during quarantine, demonstrates Juice’s gift for velvety yacht-rock-like flavors and crème de la crème vocal harmonies.
With Boy Story, Juice offers wide-ranging, always scrumptious stylistic savors – from powerful alluring alt-rock to buttery alt-pop. Juice certainly has it going on!
BOY STORY TOUR:
December 4th, 2021 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
December 10th, 2021 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
January 13th, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
January 15th, 2022- San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar
January 20th, 2022 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
January 21st, 2022 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
January 22nd, 2022 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
February 3rd, 2022 – San Diego, CA – HOB Voodoo Room
February 4th, 2022 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
February 5th, 2022 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole