The videos feature Lisa Loeb performing select rhymes and songs from Nursery Rhyme Parade!, drawing viewers in with her welcoming performance style. Lisa’s authenticity and musicianship shine through her performance, making it easy for children to sing and play along. Guest artists include singer-songwriter Renee Stahl (of Renee and Jeremy fame), with scenes of young children playing, acting out some of the songs, and doing traditional hand movements to go with some songs and rhymes. Lisa interacts with her own children Lyla and Emet on “This Little Piggy” and “Star Light, Star Bright.”
Produced and directed by Luke Joerger at Hastings Digital Studios
, the videos feature charming, stop-motion animation to accompany the transitions between the songs, including “Jack and Jill,” and “Three Little Kittens” and “Little Boy Blue.” As Joerger says, “Shooting with kids is always a fun challenge – you never know who is going to show up – but Lisa’s music, the lyrics and her great nature made the production fun and real for all of us. That really comes across in the videos and they are a joy to watch. “
The 1960s retro animal parade art on the album by noted illustrator Ekaterina Trukhan,
is featured in animated spots between each song and rhyme, created by Terrence White
. He says of the process, “Not only was it a delight to work with such lovely art and music, but my two year old daughter was unfailingly in my lap or monkeying around my shoulders whenever she saw me working on it, ‘helping me.’ The album is now a mainstay in the family-mobile.”
Nursery Rhyme Parade! features 37 familiar nursery rhymes, and grew out of Lisa’s own parenting experience. When her two children were toddlers, Lisa would read and sing along to rhymes from their collection of nursery rhyme books. As she shared these classic poems and songs with her kids, Lisa wondered if she remembered the melodies correctly. The nursery rhyme recordings she found were often gussied up with multi-track arrangements and sing-songy vocals. Nothing captured the way Lisa remembered her own parents and grandparents reciting and singing nursery rhymes. At Lisa’s concerts for families, she noticed that kids responded enthusiastically whenever she sang a familiar children’s song. “There’s a lot of satisfaction and comfort in singing along to songs you know. That’s even true for grown-ups,” she notes.
Lisa enjoys working with Amazon Music. “As an independent artist, it’s wonderful to find new ways of sharing my music, and they reach an incredibly wide audience. As a parent, I love the convenience of selecting music from Amazon. The company offers fans easy and fun ways to discover and enjoy new music.”
The Amazon Music Original album, Nursery Rhyme Parade!
, is currently available for digital download, physical purchase on Amazon Music, and streaming on Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music at amazon.com/NurseryRhymeParade
Lisa’s latest Amazon Music Original family album, Feel What U Feel
which is also available exclusively on Amazon Music www.amazon.com/FeelWhatUFeel
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