Following the recent trend of beverage-inspired music journalism, Rare Candy’s resident bartender Taylor Kim is here to recommend a cocktail and a song.
“Oh No” is the newest tune from NYC duo Jack and Eliza: three minutes of jangling guitars, dead-on harmonization, and carefree tambourines. The song is a Green Apple Smirnoff Ice enjoyed poolside with the wind in your hair—simple and airy, with a lingering sweet aftertaste. The band’s signature brand of retro pop will take the listener back to easier times, with just a hint of nostalgia. In anticipation of the duo’s full-length record, uncap this single and take a long sip of that fruity, malt liquor-y goodness. Oh, and if you’ve got a packet of sweet n’ low, now would be the time to throw it on in — it’s a pairing that works together almost as well as these two young crooners.
Jack and Eliza’s debut LP Gentle Warning is slated for release on June 9th. In the meantime, kick back and enjoy your drink.