NEW ARTIST FIND: RABBII
RABBII (or Revolutions Are Best Before Initial Inception) are tearing up the Stockholm dark-dance-synth -indie-pop scene so We Are: The Guard think it’s damn well time to bring them over to America. A little bit of Grimes, a little bit of Robyn—a whole lot of talent from this duo of Johanna Berglund and Felix Persson. They’ve got more music than your average import with only 500 or so Soundcloud followers, so let’s dive in and see what’s up in this corner of the internet world.
RABBII - MAJESTIC
Their words, not mine: “As the world turns darker now is the time to see the beauty of round pegs in square holes. Majestic is about the beauty of the misfits...” Well these beautiful misfits sure make some beautiful music. With a bouncy repetitive pop synth line that I can’t seem to get out of my head and sad but hopeful lyrics that inspire me to ignore my own self-image issues and remember that I am in fact majestic.
RABBII - CHAMELEON
Sure, this song has got darker lyrical content, but it also a year older. Hopefully the duo have risen out of the trenches of their somber dream pop into slightly more auspicious dream pop. Certainly Majestic seems more on the track towards positive thinking than Chameleon. But this is thinking of people as people and not artists. While in reality I wouldn’t want their music any other way. I like it dark and brooding and realistic because that’s the way life is. Let’s not bullshit a bullshiter. Let’s keep RABBII dark. Chameleon has a cool music video. Check it out below:
RABBII - CHAMELON (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
Sick mad ultimate mega props to curator Sharp Sound for curating such a cool new artist to our attention.
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