Acclaimed R&B band Bad Rabbits dropped their video for “Ain’t A Crime,” which tells the gentle and fierce coming of age story of Mimi – CLICK HERE to check out the animated video which premiered on Atwood Magazine. Bad Rabbits also announced two headlining shows in Boston at The Sinclair on December 28th and New York City at The Knitting Factory on December 29th. Pre-sale for their Boston performance begins September 5th at noon and general on-sale begins September 7th at noon; general on-sale for their New York City performance begin on August 31st. These select stops are in support of their new album Mimi – for more information on upcoming shows HERE.
The band’s feel-good 7-track album Mimi is brimming with Bad Rabbits’ signature O.G. funk and modern sonics – LISTEN HERE. “Ain’t A Crime” is the follow-up single to “Dollars & Change” which premiered via Earmilk. The feel-good single aims to make you feel rich even when you’re broke! CLICK HERE to check out the video. Soundtracked by shimmering synths, heavenly falsetto, ratchet horns, and swaggering bass lines, the Mimi album is a musical romp. Spontaneous and addictive, the mythical Mimi represents the quintessential dream girl…even if the Starbucks lattes and the selfies go a little overboard. A fictional short-haired, dark-skinned, social media-obsessed, voluptuous vixen named Mimi, whose sexuality is ambiguous, stands at the center of the album, where she can be found somewhere in each scene and song as the subject or a bystander.
While the sonics on Mimi will jumpstart any party and provide a summer escape in true Bad Rabbits style, the storytelling found on the album ultimately is a celebration of women of all shapes, sizes, colors and walks of life, whether it be through lighthearted and innocent daydreams, or when things take an unacceptable turn for the worse into sexual harassment territory, like on the kick-off track “F on the J-O-B,” an unconventional song in support of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. While the track, featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, marks the return of Bad Rabbits‘ upbeat R&B funk, the lyrics and accompanying visual address the serious topic of sexual harassment in the workplace – an intentional juxtaposition. CLICK HERE to check out the eye-popping animated video, which sees justice served in the end.
Bad Rabbits tapped the talents of longtime collaborator producer B. Lewis and various powerhouse, award-winning songwriters for Mimi including Teddy Riley [Michael Jackson], Sam Barsh [Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, A$AP Ferg], and Gavin Castleton [The Dear Hunter].