Wednesday, July 4, 2018

"We Are One" - a musicwrap




"This quartet of musicians-educators writes catchy, funny songs about animals that explore themes of friendship and community." 
- Chicago Tribune


 *We Are One will be available at iTunes, CDBaby, Bandcamp, and other major outlets. 

* We Are Oneset for release on August 24, 2018.

Unwrapping the Album's Story 

Animal Farm is a popular band that creates family-friendly music. Supercharged with the success of their critically praised debut album, “Run Free” independent family music band Animal Farm is ready to take center stage on the national kids’ music scene with album number two. 

The message of Animal Farm is all about bringing people together through, like Aesop’s Fables, the use of animal characters.  Whether it’s something humorous like a baby bat who is afraid of the dark or something more serious like a monkey witnessing deforestation, these songs talk about our shared humanity.

Heading up Animal Farm are Chicago-based musician-educators David Ladon and Seth Adams, who met in 2008 while honing their skills as part of Boston’s indie music scene. Driven by a desire to write thoughtful, interesting music for families to enjoy together, they pooled their songwriting and performing talents and began the Animal Farm project in the winter of 2010.

We Are One draws from a range of influences including rock, jazz, folk, Klezmer, Afro-pop, Latin, and Tin Pan Alley, to explore themes of social/emotional learning, self-expression, relationships, and community. The songs are layered, both musically and lyrically, so that younger listeners can sing along to accessible melodies like the chorus of “Awesome Possum” or shout animal noises in “Cranky Pants,” while their older siblings can pick up on the complex ideas and sophisticated wordplay embedded in the material.

In their own words

Seth Adams:  "What has kept this project going for more than seven years across two cities is that David and I aren't just creative and business partners, we're best friends who value community, harmony, and the natural world." 

Adds David Ladon: "We've worked with many great musicians along the way, but after we both moved to Chicago and started performing with the talented husband-and-wife team of Thor Bremer on drums and Stephanie "Sly" Young on violin; things really started to gel in a very exciting way." 

Album Details

"We Are One" 
Release Date: August 24, 2018
Label: Bespectacled Records
For all ages, and especially appropriate for ages 3-9
Run Time: 54 minutes

"We Are One" Track list

Snow Bird
Awesome Possum
Slow Down (Snail Song)
Ear Worm
Cranky Pants
It Always Could Be Worse!
Totes McGoats
Paws and Think
Two-Headed Tortoise
Screen Time
The Abyss
Nocturnal Me
Monkey See, Monkey Do
We Are One

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