(PRE-ORDER) You Are Magic
- (Pre-Order CD Release Date: Jan 21st 2022)
Tender Loving Empire Records - 2021
Through the 15 songs on their debut album You Are Magic, the duo of July Mees (9) and her dad Jared Mees explore both the silly and sensitive sides of childhood through 15 lighthearted, upbeat and layered songs.
Lyrically, You Are Magic explores both the lighthearted yet layered world of a child’s heart and imagination, combining clever rhyming lyrics, storytelling and lots of descriptive concrete imagery. Triple Rainbow has lots of fun on the ode to naughty cats “Bad Kitty,” the gooey yet epic opus “Slime,” the can’t-stop-won’t-stop energy of “Dance Party” and the wild road-trip story “The Lake”.
And yet Triple Rainbow isn’t afraid to dig deeper into issues not normally explored in kids music. The title track is a sing along anthem about the power of your imagination: “You are magic and you can be whatever you want to be / you’re magic and your brain’s much better than an ipad or a TV / so just close your eyes / feel it growing inside… you’re magic” The earnest yet silly singalong “Exactly Perfect” encourages us to be confident and happy with our bodies, even when we feel strange or different. The driving and danceable “Facts” explores the complex nature of truth and knowledge from a kids perspective. The rock and roll barn burner “Fam Jam” widens the circle of who we can think about as our family, “Under the Water” takes a groovy acoustic adventure with a mermaid and the importance of preserving our oceans. “Beautiful All” is a sweet and simple harmonic laden lullaby that paints a simple picture of all phases and stages of life as equally beautiful.
- 1. You Are Magic
2. Bad Kitty
3. Dance Party
4. Fam Jam
6. Exactly Perfect
9. Why Can’t Every Day Be Halloween?
10. Stuffy Scavenger Hunt
11. Under the Water
12. Beautiful All
13. This is a Song
14. Pit of Your Stomach
15. Get Happy
- Dad and daughters making art, music and movies.