Take note: with the very first song on the very first listen of this new album, my son said “I like this music!” He sang along with the chorus. On our first listen. He likewise sang along with the second song on the album. Whenever we got into the car without his older brothers and we could listen to this album he reminded me “I like this music.”
This little man has listened to music his whole life. While many albums have received approval from the back seat, there’s something different about this new album by Renee and Friends with which he has really connected. The music is smooth, the vocals are lush. The lyrics sing of positivity, of kindness, of peace, of hope. Regardless whether the song is a cover or an original composition, you feel the same message throughout the whole acoustic album. Soft, relaxed, calm, and that profoundly deep sense of happy that tells you that life is good.
And who are the friends who join Renee in this lovely album? Well Ziggy Marley, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo are just the beginning. Listening to this album makes you feel like you’re in the room with these friends. It’s a sensitive, intimate conversation to which you are invited. We’re all friends here. You could even say we are kindred.