ALBUM OF THE WEEK – JENNY AND JOHNNY – I’M HAVING FUN NOW
206 DAYS TO GO
Jenny and Johnny first started working together in Los Angeles in 2005, after being introduced by Conor Oberst. That was back in 2006 and since then they have worked on each others solo albums. Now they have produced their own together.
I’m having fun now, is a brilliant piece of work, musically it reminds me of early REM when they were in a country mode. That’s not to say this is a Country record it certainly has the feel but it also has a pop sensibility. The start of the record sounds like an ode to summer ( sorry you in England ) and listening to this is pure joy.
As you listen again and again you realize the pure lyrical genius that is going on here.
Take a chance and buy Jenny and Johnny you won’t regret it, I am sure they will be playing a festival near you soon.
- Jenny and Johnny Cuteshow at Emo’s Tonight [Preview] (austinist.com)