For Kids, By Kids, is an album that has been written and co produced by children - for other children to enjoy. (Ideal listening age 5 - 10)
Unlike typical children's albums which are usually written and sung by adults, on this album the kids are calling the shots! The children who feature on the album got to choose their subject matter, write and record it, and co produce the backing tracks, all with the help and guidance of music mentor and Drum n Bass artist Natalia Sheppard (aka Tali).
The concept came about after Natalia grew frustrated by the amount of pop music that she heard her students singing and playing - that she, (and other teachers and parents) felt contained inappropriate lyrical content for young children to be singing.
"Kids are super intuitive and have amazing imaginations. Radio and often Youtube is constantly assaulting them with pop music that actually isn't really that suitable content wise, there is literally nothing for them to realistically relate to - so why not let them decide what they want to hear and sing along to? And making the album a charity project, means that the kids (some who have spent some time in Starship themselves) learn about the joys of giving and creating art that has a real purpose"
Last week saw the release of the first single off the album with an accompanying music video. "Night Birds" featuring Maddison Tong can be found on Youtube and is already creating money for Starship Children's Hospital via Bandcamp.
Buy the single here: ttps://youtu.be/cKW2m9BnR3Y
The album is due for release August 17th and there will be a limited edition amount of physical CD's which also include a bonus lyric book.
The album has been made with the kind help of sponsors NSL - SHURE, Kog studios, and The Creative Alliance.