Bethany Consentino and Bobb Bruno are dipping into the pre-school demo with their first kid’s album, a mix of originals, covers and school bus classics. The Best Coast duo are prepping their first-ever children’s album, Best Kids, which will be released as an Amazon Original on June 22. The mix of original songs (“Ice Cream Mountain,” “When I’m With You,” “Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows”) and classics (“When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” “Rainbow Connection”) blends the band’s signature fuzzy guitars and sunshiny melodies in kid-friendly arrangements.
“There is an innocence to my songwriting that fits perfectly with writing songs for kids, so when the idea was presented to me to do an original children’s album for Amazon Music, I of course said yes! I wanted to make a kid’s album not just for kids but also for the parents with cool music taste that might be tired of listening to the same songs off the Frozen soundtrack 200 times in a row,” Consentino said in a statement announcing the 11-track project. “Bobb and I wanted to make something with an edge while staying in a kid-friendly lane. We made the record with Lewis Pesacov, our producer for Crazy For You, who is also now the father of a 1 year-old daughter. The process of making this record was fun, creative, and a way for us to express ourselves musically without taking it all so ‘seriously.'”
A few weeks before the sessions for the album, Consentino said the group played “When I’m With You” at a Los Angeles benefit for the non-profit GIRLSCHOOL and they were so impressed with the girls who performed with them at the festival that they invited them to sing on the song. Check out the album’s first song, the universal love tune “Cats and Dogs” here.
“The world is pretty wild these days and we just hope this record and these songs will bring joy and a smile to some faces that might need joy and smiles, no matter how old they are,” said Consentino. To pre-order the album click here.
Best Kids Track Listing:
“When You Wish Upon A Star”
“Cats & Dogs”
“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”
“Ice Cream Mountain”
“Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows”
“Rock A Bye Baby”
“If You’re Happy And You Know It”
“When I’m With You”