Title - 'Create My Own World'
Artist - Greg Lato
For those not in the know, award-winning pop musician and songwriter Greg Lato adds to his impressive body of work with the July 24th, 2020 release of his first children’s album, Create My Own World, featuring two-time Grammy winning children’s entertainer Bill Harley as special guest.
Create My Own World presents a fun and inspiring soundscape in these challenging times through music as relatable to kids as it is nostalgic for parents.
The album is influenced by '70s and '80s pop artists like Hall & Oates, Phil Collins, Todd Rundgren, and The Cars, with a taste of Lenny Kravitz and the Rolling Stones thrown in for good measure.
With its songs about imagination, creativity, exploration, kindness, and family, Create My Own World helps kids look beyond a life of quarantine and distance learning to a future when they will truly be able to create their world anew.
1. 'I Like Sprinkles'
2. 'Imaginary Friend'
3. 'Hi Gene'
4. 'I Can't Find My Sock!'
5. 'Snow Day'
6. 'Create My Own World'
8. 'Exploring Nature'
9. 'Two Slow Snails'
10. 'Share My Stuff'
11. 'You Weren't A Kid, You're A Dad!'
12. 'What Daddies Do (I Will Be With You)'
This vibrantly colorful album opens with the EDM pop-bounce of 'I Like Sprinkles' and backs that up with the spoken word storytelling of 'Imaginary Friend,' and then the masterful drum and synth vibe of 'Hi Gene' (a story about keeping up our levels of hygiene).
The euphoric alt-rock of the absent-minded 'I Can't Find My Sock!' is a foot-tappin' beauty and is followed by another spoken word track, 'Snow Day.'
Next up is the youthful, day dreaming exuberance of the title track and that is backed by a rich, lush reggae back beat on the uplifting 'Try' (which was written to accompany Lato’s sing-along children’s book of the same title).
Another spoken word track is up next in the form of the call to step away from all our technology, 'Exploring Nature' which Lato follows with the folk Americana of the confidence parable 'Two Slow Snails' (featuring Bill Harley), and then the upbeat pop rock of 'Share My Stuff.'
The album then rounds out with the spoken word tale of parental growth within 'You Weren't A Kid, You're A Dad!' before coming to a close with the heartwarming 'What Daddies Do (I Will Be With You).'
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