Premiere: Jocelyn & Chris Arndt enlist Vulfpeck’s Cory Wong and Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis for “Be That As It May”
Photo Credit: Kiki Vassilakis
The new studio album from Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, The Fun in the Flight, is set for release on February 22. We’ve previously hailed “Jocelyn’s galvanic vocals and Chris’ crackling work on guitar” both of which will be in ample evidence on the forthcoming record, which the Arndt’s describe as a “love letter to classic rock.” Today we premiere the buoyant, funk-flavored “Be That As It May” which features guest appearances by Vulfpeck’s Cory Wong and Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis.
Jocyeln Arndt tell Relix, “’’She’s too weird. Too emotional. Much too aggressive for a female singer. Not nearly tall enough to make it in the biz.’ Just when I think I’ve heard it all, somebody springs something new on me, some new reason why Chris and I should give up and hang up our hats before we’re in too deep. Well, I hate to break it to you, but we were in too deep the moment we started, and we like it that way. “Be That as It May” is our expression of that feeling: we love music way too much to stop ourselves from putting our hearts and souls into it just because of someone else’s “well-intentioned career advice.” Yes, I’m barely 5 feet tall, and I’ve got a voice that’s much closer to a war cry than a whisper, and this industry is tough. I know all of those things. But be that as it may, we’re not quitting.
“We had the pleasure of working with some very special guests on this track. As we were developing it in the studio, it started to take on this really energetic, funky tone, and we immediately thought of Cory. His work with Vulfpeck and the Fearless Flyers is insane; he’s just got this signature style that really, really grooves. And Danny Louis of Gov’t Mule has been on all of our records; we love how he plays and he’s always so great to work with. So when this one came up, of course we were going to give him a call.”