Today (4.8), Harvard-bred blues-rockers Jocelyn & Chris share “Run Away,” their final preview ahead of their upcoming eighth studio album, Favorite Ghosts. Known for their “millennial spin on classic rock” (TODAY), Jocelyn & Chris’ latest single is an anthemic pop-rock track that channels the all-too-relatable feeling of losing hope - and then finding it again through a fresh perspective and a musical escape. Relix exclusively premiered the "dynamic" track yesterday, read more here.
“‘Run Away’ is a story about desperately, passionately holding onto hope,” says Jocelyn. “Sometimes it can feel impossible to keep hoping - I think that's a feeling we've all experienced, especially recently. I know that there have been many times where I've felt that everything around me was suddenly too much, too heavy.” “This song is about taking that fear and turning it into strength,” adds Chris. “Our music has always been our source of power - I hope we can share that power with you.”
Due May 27th, the genre-bending Favorite Ghosts is the band’s most powerful and authentic album to date. Written by Jocelyn & Chris and produced by their long-time collaborator David Bourgeois and seven-time Grammy winner Joel Moss, the 10-track album moves Jocelyn & Chris forward into a bold new chapter as they explore themes of love, loss, and the things that sometimes haunt us but ultimately make us who we are.
“Run Away” follows the album’s first preview, “Sugar and Spice,” which American Songwriter hailed as “American rock goodness.” The retro-funk anthem was a most-added commercial radio track across the US, and earned Jocelyn & Chris their fourth consecutive Billboard AAA Top 40 radio single, remaining on the chart for 14 weeks.
Listen to it here: youtu.be/_So29eP0Obs
In celebration of “Run Away,” the band is partnering with boutique craft brewery Peacemaker Brewing in Canandaigua, NY to release a special-edition Run Away IPA. Known for their creative partnerships, Jocelyn & Chris had previously partnered with Peacemaker to brew a Sugar and Spice Passion Fruit Milkshake IPA last summer. Run Away IPA will be available on May 20th in New York and available to order nationally here.
Jocelyn & Chris and their band will showcase music from the new record on the road this summer with tour dates across the US, including a first-time appearance at Bourbon & Beyond in Louisville, KY.
ABOUT JOCELYN AND CHRIS:
Sibling rockers Jocelyn & Chris learned long ago that every cloud, no matter how dark, may just have a silver lining - and as they prepare to release their eighth album Favorite Ghosts, they’ll emerge from a world on pause with a ferociously original work that might just be bottled modern-rock lightning. Instead of falling idle during the dark clouds of 2020, the siblings embraced the chance to create the most authentic, meaningful songs of their career. The album’s producers, long-time Jocelyn & Chris collaborator David Bourgeois and seven-time Grammy winner Joel Moss, were happy to facilitate the chaos, resulting in a varied, dynamic work that always chooses the power of telling a story over the temptation to conform to any one genre or style. From anthemic single “Run Away” to emotionally stark closer “My Favorite Ghost,” these songs reflect on the memories and emotions that refuse to let us go, suggesting that while we can’t change what haunts us, we can welcome it as part of who we are. For Jocelyn & Chris, who have been making music together since they were children, Favorite Ghosts is a powerful, undeniable set of songs that carries these siblings forward into a new chapter as they continue to chase their shared dream.
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