Atwood Magazine is excited to announce a partnership with LiveSyphon to showcase live music from across the country! The first of our LiveSyphon series features Boston band Juice.
Music should be able to entice and allure its audience. There is an expectation for artists and songs to be uniquely remarkable, or else there is nothing with which a listener can connect. Swimming in a sea of oft homogeneous sounds, artists and bands must work vigorously to appear wholly dissimilar from the pack.
Magnetic, charming, and refreshingly distinctive, Boston-based 8-piece band (yes, eight) Juice has sufficiently succeeded in crafting a sound that is both addictive and matchless. Having first come together as college freshmen a few years back, the group has continued to see exponential growth. They released their debut album in April of this year, and will be playing their first ever festival slot at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI on June 30th. Juice’s alt-infused, soul-inspired vibes masterfully foster an inimitability that ultimately separates them into a genre yet to be defined.
The group’s single “Gold,” which Atwood Magazine is proudly presenting today in partnership with LiveSyphon, is quintessentially Juice. Lead singer Ben Stevens’ striking and expressive vocals are on full display throughout the 4-minute track, as vocalist/guitarist Kamau Burton interjects before the chorus with equally soulful fervor. Vocalist/violinist Christian Rougeau excellently showcases his talents in “Gold” as well, fiddling his way into everyone’s hearts.
“Gold” is toe-tapping, charismatic track about newfound desire, and the warmest feelings that come with it. The song traverses through the barrage of inner emotions that follow along with new affection, and ultimately embraces them. It’s new and maybe a little bit scary, but nevertheless enchanting.
Change is never easy babe
But it seems to be with you
Loving was a mystery that I blindly had pursued
In anticipation of our LiveSyphon release, Atwood Magazine was able to catch up with Juice’s vocalist/violonist Christian Rougeau, where we discussed everything from the group’s origins, how their hometown of Boston has affected their sound, and how their music represents their personalities.