J Rabbit – It’s Spring
Release Date: March 8, 2011
Label: Mirrorball Music
- 요즘 너 말야 (Album Edit) (These Days You’re) [MV]
- Love Is So Amazing [MV]
- aMorejo [MV]
- 힘든가요 (Go Hard) [MV]
- Fallin In Love [MV]
- 내일을 묻는다 (Album Edit) (Ask Tomorrow) [MV]
- My Favorite Things [MV]
- Part of Your World [MV]
- Thank You For The Music [MV]
- 요즘 너 말야 (Piano Version) (These Days, You’re)
I found J Rabbit relatively recently through their YouTube channel they share with their college friends. I had just finished going through all the videos when a couple of weeks later they announced the release of their first full-length album. J Rabbit is made up of J Dawoon and J Hyesung. The group uses a delightful variety of acoustic sounds from various instruments. They mix it up with piano, guitar, chimes, a little sand shaker to keep beat, and other various interesting instruments. I swear I hear a xylophone in there on Go Hard.
The album opens up with the simple guitar and vocal of These Days You Are that gives you a great idea of what you’re in store for. Love is So Amazing is a plucky and fun tune that reminds me of old Saturday morning cartoons I watched as a kid. aMorejo is the acoustic version of the groups first single and it’s a beautiful song with a simple melody that will absolutely end up stuck in your head. I will admit I didn’t care to read the track listing so when I got down to Part of Your World while listening, I was completely surprised and laughed heartily out loud (at work). J Rabbit’s Part of Your World is indeed a cover of the original Disney song. I smiled and sang along happily to their lovely happy version of this song.
I had a huge grin on my face the entire time I listened to this album. It’s such simple, happy music. The recordings aren’t perfect, you can hear giggling and bits of conversation throughout, but I think that is what gives this album it’s organic and unique flavor. They might sing Thank You For The Music, but I say, no girls, Thank YOU.