If we take a moment to examine the historical evidence of the double J partnership I think you may conclude that it has had a mixed bag of results. Jam & Jerusalem! Jack & Jill. Jesus & Judas. Johnson & Johnson. So how will the cool Cali couple fare as Rocks latest incarnation of Sonny & Cher? Sounding, as they do, as if they were type cast for a prequel to Grease, Jenny & Johnny, at least for now, have love on their side. Brought together through a combination of musical appreciation and tastes as well as the cupid like qualities of Conor Oberst, Jenny & Johnny seem to have effortlessly combined in delivering a near faultless album with their debut.
I'm Having Fun Now combines the pop panache of Jenny's past life as 25% of Rilo Kiley as well as the folksy roots of her partner Johnny. The set list of laid back sun drenched tunes is further enhanced by the alarmingly well paired vocal duets and the rye, witty, sometimes satirical observational lyrics. Singing songs about Snakes, Knives and dysfunctional or disturbing relationships seems to be a forte for the loved up pair.
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