Tuesday, October 1, 2019

"Again Again" - a musicwrap





* Debut Family Album
* Ages:  2-8
* Listen. Love. Repeat. and its accompanying lyric and colouring book available at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and other digital outlets through CDBaby and at Again Again shows

Again Again is the creative vision of two musically inclined, lifelong friends. As a kids-at-heart pair of singer- songwriters, musicians, and parents, Anne Montone and Jennifer Cook have created a unique style of family music and companion content to be experienced again, and again!    

Unwrapping the Backstory

On one hand, LISTEN. LOVE, REPEAT. is a sparkling collection of original songs that will sound comfortably familiar to young listeners. Building on this base of cozy aural comfort, Again Again has produced an album of extraordinary vocal accomplishment. The singing is clear, perfectly in tune, and tremendously exciting. Jennifer Cook and Anne Montone have crafted truly musical compositions that employ their well-matched voices with sophistication and charm. Throughout the album, hand clapping and other rhythmic devices link the music with the sound of a contemporary childhood environment

However, embedded in this organic world of childhood sound are lyrics packed with progressive life lessons that are a top priority in today’s world: blended/multicultural families; families with two dads, two moms, or just one parent; being kind to Planet Earth; getting through challenging situations, and more.

Anne Montone cites diverse musical influences ranging from Joni Mitchell, Bette Midler and the Cocteau Twins to Linda Ronstadt and Kate Bush, while Jennifer Cook would add Ella Fitzgerald to the mix. “Female vocalists for the win!” says Anne Montone. “Strong vocals with a wide range and the ability to express emotion in just one note … so inspiring!”

 Praiseworthy Endeavours

πŸ’œA percentage of the proceeds from Again Again’s projects is donated to The Harmony Project, a Los Angeles based organization that provides high quality music instruction and social support to children year-round, at no cost

πŸ’œA companion lyric and coloring book featuring artwork inspired by the music from a dozen different artists will be published in tandem with the album.

Anne Montone and Jennifer Cook are Again Again! We have come together to create a collection of songs that both entertain and educate young minds.  Since music engages important memory making areas of the brain, we understand the importance of music in childhood development and aim to create music that children - and their parents - love and want to hear again and again.

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Run Time:  23 minutes

* ABCs in Spanish and English
* The Kids Are Here ( First Day of School )
* Families ( Come in Blended Ways ) 
* Get Dressed March
* Bubble Gum and Cheese
* Wrap Your Arms Around Your Family
* Be Well
* Dinosaur Party
* Helping Out
* Camping Song ( Lullaby ) 


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