Acclaimed R&B bandBad Rabbits have returned with the perfect summer album (with a twist) –Mimi. While the upbeat R&B funk will jump start any summer party in true Bad Rabbits style (it’s their ‘summertime-palm-trees-Miami-Vice sound’) the album introduces us to the character ofMimi, a fictional short-haired, dark-skinned, social media-obsessed, voluptuous vixen namedMimi, whose sexuality is ambiguous, stands at the center of the album.
Bad Rabbits’ message is that women need to be respected and the band presents this message not through their own perspective, but with Mimi as the reference point and through line of the album – whether it be through lighthearted and innocent daydreams, or when things take an unacceptable turn for the worse into sexual harassment territory, like on “F on the J-O-B,” where justice is served in the end.
The song was written well before the #Me Too/Time’s Up movement, but has taken on even more meaning for the band since. Bad Rabbits latest single, “Dollars & Change” gives another peek inside the larger-than-life story of Mimi. The feel-good single aims to make you feel rich even when you’re broke. The video is an animated continuation of Mimi‘s story line throughout the album.
Bad Rabbits first made a splash in 2013 with their critically acclaimed debut album “American Love”, which hit #1 on the iTunes R&B Chart and Top 10 on the Billboard R&B Chart and landed the band a ton of media praise.