December 22nd, 2011
01:04 PM ET
Nineties singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb is now a children’s entertainer. FoxNews.com LIVE reports that the bespectacled musician behind 1994 hit “Stay (I Missed You)” is releasing the songbook "Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake And Other Zany Songs."
“I really wanted to make a record that would take kids away from the computer and bring them together with other kids,” Loeb, 43, explained of her new project.
Lisa says the music of her youth inspired the songbook:
“When I was growing up, some of the records I listened to were ‘Really Rosie’ by Carole King and ‘Free to Be You and Me,’ which was a record put together by Marlo Thomas... It was real musicians playing songs," she said. "You listened to kids’ music, but you couldn’t really tell it was kids’ music, and that’s the kind of music I want to make now.”
The singer, who is mom to 2-year-old daughter Lyla, wanted to create something better than what's currently popular for that demographic. “Some of it can get a little grating and it kind of sounds like toy music - it doesn’t sound like real people playing," she said.
Her illustrated songbook comes with a CD featuring four original songs, and six kids’ classics. The tunes were recorded by Loeb and her band.
“We don’t want to talk down to the kids,” the star says of “Silly Sing Along.” “It’s really just about exploring our imagination in a different way, but with real music and real production.”
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