Those girls from Jersey are back! The Jellybeans are a group of ten girls from Our Lady Of Mercy Academy in Jersey City, NJ. “Look At Us Now” is the first single from their soon to be released third album.
The Jellybeans are kind of like the girl’s school version of Straight No Chaser. This song was written by Tony Coviello, the girls Music Director, and it is a really uplifting song with a retro melody.
It is hard to believe ten young girls can harmonize so well. They sound like a big girl band, which is kind of what they are, but in the case of The Jellybeans, there’s no lead vocalist, its all the girls. It is that blending of voices that really sets them apart from any other groups out there. They aren’t ten girls looking to upstage one another, they are a team and when they sing, everyone, no matter the age, will want to listen.
“Look At Us Now” is the perfect song for these girls too. They’ve moved on to high school and the lyrics are perfectly suited for anyone that is moving on in their life, whether its the transition from middle school to high school, or high school to college to college to the real world.
The song is full of determination. The lyrics “Look at us now. You see the smiles on our faces ‘cause we know that we’ve made it and we’re heading places. Give us a chance. We’ll show you what we can do. When opportunity knocks, we’re gonna break right through.” are perfect.
This a song that gives you hope and The Jellybeans young voices are a perfect fit for the song’s message. Of course, these girls could sing the Jersey City phone book and sound good.
This is the kind of song you want your tweens to listen to. It’s a song with a positive message, sung by girls that can sing without any overdubs. What more can any parent of a music lover ask?
“Look At Us Now,” they sing, and the whole world watches and listens to their great song!
Review by Andrea Guy
Rating: 5 Stars (out of 5)