Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights new slbum Good Egg has been such a fun listen for our family. Good Egg is Joanie’s 6th album. It will be released tomorrow, June 24, accompanied by a concert at Madison Square Park! Then they are ending the week by participating in KindieComm where they will perform at the Industry Showcase Saturday night.
Back to Good Egg, Joanie Leeds nails the perfect combination of kid-centered lyrics, energy, and singable melodies. We sing along with all the songs on the album, but our faves are Good Egg, Hipster in the making, and Confusing Costumes. I love the message of Good Egg which is that while we’re not perfect, we aren’t defined my making mistakes, that we are good in our hearts and we can try again. This is a powerful message for children who are in an intense growth spurt pretty much nonstop. As parents we are trying to guide and refine our little ones’ knowledge, actions and ability to make choices. There seems to be a lot of correction and nagging as we try to help kids figure out how to navigate our culture and expectations. It’s important they know they are good, even though they are learning and make mistakes. Good Egg conveys that message powerfully in a way that is easy for kids to access.
Sammi loves Confusing Costumes because she has turned into quite the science girl/book worm and so she loves the idea of dressing up as famous scientists/authors/etc. Brent’s fave song is Hipster in the Making. It’s just so spot on for this trend. It’s fun to sing and we all get a kick out of it.
New Music from Joanie Leeds, Good Egg is her 6th album for kids. She nails the lyrics, music and energy making this a fantastic addition to your kindie collection. Joanie Leeds and the Nighlights new album Good Egg is available on Joanie’s website, CDBaby, iTunes and Amazon.