As you may have noticed, I haven’t written a kindie music review in quite some time. I’ve had a lot of things going on in my life as of late and I haven’t made the time for listening to new music much less writing about any.
I’m excited to tell you about a great new album called ‘Animal Tales’ being released by Parents’ Choice GOLD Award-winning duo Key Wilde and Mr Clarke tomorrow, October 21. ‘Animal Tales,’ the fourth album by Key Wilde and Mr Clarke, includes 13 unbelievably creative and entertaining tracks. The songs are always funny, factual and sometimes allegorical. “Platypus” is informative, with a little wackiness thrown in to reflect the character of this odd creature. “Katy Caterpillar” captures the mystery of the marvelous metamorphosis of a butterfly. My favorite track on the album is “The Bear Song” which introduces all eight species of bears and was created for an international conference at The Woodlands wildlife refuge last fall. The way these guys can put such great facts about animals into a fun song delivery is what I like so much about their music. Animals have been a dominant theme in Key Wilde and Mr Clarke’s music all along and this album takes it to another level.
- Animal Kingdom – 2:41
- Frog Fiesta – 3:19
- The Buck Stops Here – 1:51
- Bear Song – 3:46
- Platypus – 2:08
- Katy Caterpillar – 1:57
- Bombardier Beetle – 2:17
- Armando Armadillo – 3:15
- Alligator Get-Together – 3:13
- Beastapuss – 3:35
- Larry the Lobster – 4:03
- Hippo Dance – 2:24
- Animal Island – 4:45
You can preview 3 tracks from ‘Animal Tales’ here.
Key Wilde and Mr Clarke’s kid friendly and sophisticatedly funny songs get regular rotation on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live and WXPN FM’s Kids Corner radio, among many other shows nationwide. The duo began their musical collaboration in the 1990’s in New York, honing their anti-folk repertoire and tight harmonies. Wilde, now a father of two children, grew up in Texas and has built a reputation not only for his music but also for his illustrations, which have appeared in newspapers, magazines, greeting cards and children’s books. Mr Clarke was born in the U.K., grew up in France and has lived in New York since the 1980’s. He is currently a high school science and special education teacher.
For more information, visit http://keywildeandmrclarke.com