There is a new Swedish duo called R.A.B.B.I.I., which stands for Revolutions Are Best Before Initial Inception. And you might recognize the members Felix and Jo because they were in Le Kid.
The new song is called "Why Can't I Be You?" and no, it's not a remake of The Cure song. Instead, it's a bit of a hypnotizing number.
The video shows the joys and sorrows of young women in love. It makes you remember how hard teenage love can be ...
It’s also a feminist statement. How extremely and enormously f@%#ed up it is that women have bigger issues with this. As always, the privileged have everything to win if they can make the minorities fight each other instead of the common enemy. That’s why we need feminism, socialism and why we need it now!
It’s our take on how social gender is our enemy. On a more deep level it represent the complex relations between women and my own experience and feelings about how it makes me feel bad. It’s complicated. In a world like this women have to fight harder than men in almost everything. While most men pat each other on the back saying ”good job” coz they know that their privilege makes room for all of them at the top, women have to fight each other for the few spots in the limelight that we get.
I wanted the video to show women feeling envy, love and hate at the same time. How destructive this pattern is, and how nearly impossible it can be to free yourself from it. There’s no story, just a feeling that I hope emerges from it. Hope you like it!
Now what does this mean for Le Kid? Well, the future is uncertain. Germany just released their album "Oh Alright", which includes new singles like "We Are Young" and "Physical" as well as brand-new track called "I Don't Dance." Amazon.de says "I Don't Dance" is the new single. We'll wait to see if there is any promotion.
I'm not sure when RABBII's track will be available for purchase. But I'll keep you posted.