Jocelyn & Chris Arndt | "Sugar & Spice" | Review

Article Contributed by Gibson Shaffer | Published on Monday, May 10, 2021

If you’re looking for a new bluesy rock song to blast all summer long then sibling duo Jocelyn & Chris Arndt have the perfect tune for you. Out on June 18, their new single “Sugar & Spice” will have you up on your feet with your hairbrush microphone ready to rock out.

The funky intro is pierced by Jocelyn’s powerful vocals, with lyrics that lead you on a journey through a song that is full of classic rock grooves while seamlessly fusing with the unique sound of the well-known duo.

As the lyrics start off Jocelyn’s voice echoes the ache of heart pain - singing, “Right about now, you’ve got me thinking it through, talkin’ bout the who, what, where, when, why and the how. Yeah, I've been coming unglued, and what's the use? Right about now? I don't know how I can take the heartache, you’ve been showing up right on cue, by god I hope I’m right about you.”

Her voice glides into the chorus as Chris’ insane guitar talent and instrumental overlay take it up a notch, leading you into the thick of it, “sugar and spice it would be nice if we could agree. Sugar and spice the dark and the light, are you thinking about me? Sugar and spice the bark and the bite, the rumors are true yeah, sugar and spice the roll of the dice, what can I do - you got me thinkin’ bout you.”

The lyricism reads as poetry, which is nothing new for the twenty-somethings as they often write lyrics just as unique and creative as their instrumentals, coming together to form ensembles of powerful art.

Since their debut album release in 2014, the pair has stacked their discography with chart topping hits including three consecutive commercial radio singles in the Billboard AAA Top 40 and two #1 records on the Relix Jambands Top 30 Album Chart. The family formed band that Jocelyn & Chris started in middle school has now turned into a lifelong musical career for the both of them. As they released a total of seven albums, they simultaneously graduated from Harvard University while working with some of alt-rock’s biggest names including Cory Wong (Vulfpeck), G. Love, Byron Isaacs (Lumineers), and Gov't Mule's Danny Louis.

You can pre-save their new single “Sugar & Spice” here.