Felix (one half of R.A.B.B.I.I.) grew up in the town of Lund in an environment rooted in academia while Jo (the other half) was raised in working class Eskilstuna largely removed from society with two deaf parents. While Felix's path led quite naturally to a career as a professional producer in Stockholm, Jo made a leap of faith at age 14 moving herself to Stockholm to attend prestigious music academy Rytmus (among other Swedish musicians Icona Pop, Erik Hassle, and Tove Lo) all in the face of the sad reality that her parents would never hear her sing -- her deepest passion.
Melding sharp synths with sweeping melodies and lyricism that speaks the customarily unspeakable, R.A.B.B.I.I. defies current convoluted indie-pop norms with an unabashed, direct approach.
Despite vastly different social and musical foundations, one unifying thematic force emerges -- a distinct vision rooted in emotion, intensity, and a desire for a realized unattainable ideality. Revolution is liberty. Revolution is strife. Revolution is bliss. Revolution is blood. Caught in a web of these opposing forces lies R.A.B.B.I.I.
Without a clear trajectory and a future entirely unknown, one this is for certain -- R.A.B.B.I.I. will not go unnoticed.