Jocelyn Mackenzie – formerly of the critically acclaimed indie-folk trio Pearl and The Beard – has announced her debut solo album PUSH, due out early next year via Righteous Babe Records. A beautiful collection of songs about healing through radical self-love, PUSH was written entirely for string quartet and co-created with an all-star lineup of arrangers, engineers, and vocalists, including composers Sam McCormally (Fellow Creatures, Igual Que Tú), Emily Hope Price (Pearl and the Beard, Jenny Lewis), Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady, World Inferno Friendship Society), Adam Schatz (Landlady, Sylvan Esso), Emmy-nominated vocal engineer Dan Brennan (Sorry to Bother You), vocalist Jo Lampert (TuNe-YaRdS, David Byrne’s Joan of Arc), and many more.
“Pearl and the Beard were beloved touring mates and it’s wonderful to now support Jocelyn Mackenzie’s new chapter as a solo artist with Righteous Babe. Both Jocelyn and her music have an irrepressible spirit that will leave you feeling energized and uplifted.” --Ani
'"The Brave Ones" is a song about the push and pull of fertile power. It is a feral display of male and female energy at battle within the Self, which becomes a battle between one another. It is a mating ritual between the parts we accept about ourselves and the parts we attempt to hide. When the door to the cage of social construct is thrust open, the creatures inside cower, paralyzed, until they are able to nuzzle one another toward the courage to escape their self-made prisons. We free each other only when we free ourselves and speak loudly our deepest inner truths... and become the brave ones."