Jocelyn Mackenzie Returns with Perfectly Upbeat New Single ‘Kids’ [Premiere]

When Pearl and the Beard announced their final show last year, we were heartbroken (to put it lightly) — thankfully, though, Jocelyn Mackenzie has returned with new material, and “Kids” is quite a strong statement from the solo artist. Combining her old project’s lighthearted melodies and plucky demeanor with a more lush synth landscape, the track follows the ups and downs of falling in love both lyrically and instrumentally. Though the message may not be the most uplifting at times, the song’s playful harmonies and punchy synths and keys diminish any distressing emotions the track might describe. You can grab this song and others on her upcoming Unlovely EP and catch her out on tour with You Won’t next month!

Tour Dates

4/29 – Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
4/30 – Portsmouth, NH @ Birdseye Lounge
5/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
5/04 – New Haven, CT @ BAR
5/06 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
5/07 – New York, NY @ Berlin
5/08 – Northampton, MA @ Parlour Room
5/10 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake
5/12 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
5/13 – Madison, WI @ Frequency
5/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
5/16 – Bloomington, ID @ Bishop
5/17 – Nashville, TN @ Hi Watt
5/18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
5/20 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
5/21 – Washington DC @ DC9
5/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle

  • KGB

    Loving this solo effort by Jocelyn MacKenzie of Pearl and the Beard fame! The upbeat music paired with the deeply meaningful lyrics are joyful and heartbreaking at the same time. Only someone with this much talent can create something as heartfelt as this song. I come back to it again and again and hear something new each time I listen.

Thanks Squarespace!