[Cover photo credit to Caitlyn Phu]

The Indie Rock duo Jacklen Ro, consisting of Jackie Giroux and Caelen Perkins, has shared new single Side by Side in the lead up to their debut album due this year via Lolipop Records. Previously, the duo have shared “Time Bomb,” and “Life With You.”

Caelen Perkins says of the track:

It’s about loving some one from a distance with plans of being together one day and until death.

Jacklen Ro self-released Love Junkies (2019), then a string singles with an EP, Til There Was You (2021) on Lolipop Records. They shake off “tired fixations like ‘genres’ and ‘scene rules’ — in favor of just honestly emoting”. They notice a “callousness” among those fatigued by corporations who attempt to “push product”.

Caelen Perkins adds, by contrast:

Then, you feel something genuine and real from someone else and, damn, our heart loves feeling! And it loves to trust. And if you can put those two together, you have friendship.