When my older boys were little we listened to They Might Be Giants’ children’s albums on repeat. While TMBG isn’t making new children’s albums, their bassist, Danny Weinkauf, is. Just in time for my youngest to enjoy!
The themes in “Inside I Shine” are perfect for my little guy. Of course our favourite song is “Going to the Library” because that is one of his favourite destinations. However “B is for Body” “Teddy Bear” and so many more are just as relatable. I love the cover “I don’t want to live on the moon,” so whimsical and fun. I tried singing along with “Over and Under” but while I never really got it in the right order, that never stopped me from trying. The title track preaches self confidence, so necessary to help our children navigate their own growing pains. It’s a joyous collection of the eclectic interests of children. It’s sing-along-from-the-backseat music. Or perhaps even kick up your feet and dance a jig music. And it’s in stores now.