Saturday, October 1, 2016

"Superhero" - a musicwrap





Unwrapping the buzz...

"The queen of children's music." - People Magazine

"The Adele of the preschool crowd." - The New York Times

"In the world of children's music, Laurie Berkner isn't just popular, she's an icon. Her earworm tunes have taken her from The Today Show to the Whitehouse. " - The Denver Post

What's it all about...

This fantastic album was released September 23rd.  It was eight years coming but so worth the wait.  The Laurie Berkner Band, authentic superstars of kids' music, has released another winner.  It is jam-packed full of all-new songs that kids and adults will love!  Recommended for kids ages 1-7.  There are 21 originals, composed by Laurie Berkner, plus two "bonus" tracks to tickle your ears.  The music range is phenomenal, from quiet, a cappella fingersplays to get-up-and-dance full band anthems.  It doesn't get any better than this.

You can enjoy a spectrum of musical styles, including 60s pop, rootsy rock, lullabies, reggae, Latin and more.  The songs speak to kids in a non-condescending way, through imaginative lyrics that both enchant and empower. It is brimming with contemporary edge and energy.

In her own words...

"I wrote Superhero thinking about many things that I found fun as a kid and I'm so thrilled to have wonderful guests to share that fun" 

"To me Superhero is about self-empowerment - being our best selves and discovering the superhero in all of us."

About Laurie Berkner...

Laurie is a former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night. She started marketing her music more than fifteen years ago from her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records.  She is now widely recognized as a pioneer in the "kindie" music genre and was crowned "the undisputed queen of kindie rock" by USA Today. The Wall Street Journal noted "Her music is distinctive because it speak to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups." 

She was the first artist to ever appear in music videos on Nick Jr. and was featured in nearly all the episodes of its popular Jack's Big Music Show.  She currently stars in the animated musical short-form series Sing It, Laurie on the Sprout preschool channel and has been a frequent guest on Sprout's Sunny Side Up morning show.  She has written music and lyrics for two Off-Broadway children's musicals, and has authored four books based on her songs.  In the spring of 2017 Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers will publish a series of three new picture books by Laurie. The first of these books, We Are the Dinosaurs, illustrated by Ben   Clanton, may now be ordered at:

"Superhero" Track List

Tallulah Jones
My My Marisol (featuring Ziggy Marley)
This Is How I Do It
I've Got So Much To Give
Tea Party
When I Woke Up Today
Face to Face
Opelika Alabama (featuring Brady Rymer)
Juniper Square
Panama Time!
Swing Me (featuring Kira Willey)
Elephant In There
The Music In Me
In and Out (Take a Trip)
1-2 Hands
BONUS:  Pool Safely
BONUS:  We Are The Dinosaurs (Dance Remix)

"Superhero"  is available at : and at all digital retailers, including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and wherever favourite albums are sold.  Running time is 59 minutes. 

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