This is beautiful. Take the time to watch it, you’ll be glad you did.
“It’s really simple actually. Just try and make people happy. Maybe you have to learn when it’s time. Maybe you have to learn the hard way. But as long as you learn it, you’re going to make the world a better place.”
“You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.”
Listen Up: Bad Rabbits release new album ‘American Love’
Boston bred R&B funk band Bad Rabbits just debuted their new album American Love and my ears are feeling it.
It’s always been a challenge for me to explain their sound and place them in one particular genre of music — but that’s what I like about them. Give em a listen and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. One thing I can say for sure is that their energy is infectious and their passion bleeds off the stage and ignites the crowd.
Bad Rabbits perform at “T-Mobile Presents: Google Music at Tao” during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Photo: Amanda Wormann
Last year at Sundance I had the chance to sit down with the guys (on the chairlift — yes the guys snowboard too) and talk a little more about their sound. In talking with Bad Rabbits guitarist Santi Araujo it’s clear to see how their wide range of influences impacted their diverse, unique sound in their own music. “Our influences range anything from metal to old pop and R&B of the late 80s like Michael Jackson, Prince, Teddy Riley production. Then anywhere out to Deftones, Glassjaw — but we all combine it together and the end result is something unique,” explained Araujo.
This year has been a busy one for the BR crew — they’ve had their hands full working on their new album, dropping videos like the ridiculously adorable video for Let’s Just Fall in Love, touring with Kendrick Lamar and Steve Aoki for the Karmaloop College tour AND an upcoming performance at the Boston Calling Music Festival on Memorial Day weekend…busy would be an understatement. Tonight they’ll make their national television debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and something tells me this is just the beginning.
Bad Rabbits appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight 11:35pm on ABC.
I was down the shore this afternoon and witnessed one of the most beautiful WTF moments I’ve ever seen. No, it wasn’t Prince Harry (he was down there today…clothed) or the removal of the Jet Star rollercoaster from the ocean (they’re finally removing it, people). It was this crazy magical circular rainbow surrounding the sun. Mother nature, you fancy.