What? We’re recommending a cover album for kids? Why yes indeedy!

Renee & Jeremy A Little LoveWe are not generally fans of albums of popular music covered by band that dumb down the music for kids–or worse, have kids sing the music. I’ll take my Beatles sung by the Beatles, thanks very much.

That said, I was nervous when I heard about LA duo Renee & Jeremy‘s CD of cover songs, especially
since it included picks from REM and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Now there is no question in my mind that few voices in kids’ music sound more perfect together than these two, with their gorgeous harmonies that are ideal for those times when you all need a break from the “loud.”

And amazingly, they remain true to their sound without creating some awful
“muzak” version of the songs you’ll love to sing along to.

{keep reading for your chance to win a free download of all three of their albums!}


On A Little Love, classics like REM’s Shiny Happy People, Queen’s You’re My Best Friend, and Supertramp’s Give a Little Bit are absolutely lovely when these classic songs are stripped down to their essence. And, as someone who would never chose to listen to Coldplay (sorry, Coldplay fans!) I found their version of Yellow to be pure love, as is this gorgeous Yellow cover video. Sniff.  


I will say I have a hard time, accepting RHCP’s Give It Away as a pretty child’s song, even with the more grown up lines removed. Maybe it’s because I jumped around way too much to the original when I was younger, in way too adult enivronments.

Still, overall, it’s this duo’s light touch that turns all ten songs into little odes of love that you–and your kids–will love listening to.  It really is a beautiful thing. -Christina


Buy a digital copy of A Little Love from the Renee & Jeremy website, or grab one of those soon-to-be-extinct hard copies, with whimsical cover art by Hsinping Pan, at our affiliate Amazon or CD Baby.

Congratulations to Rachel E!  Our contest winner and her little one will be dancing with joy to the tune of all three Renee & Jeremy CD’s. 

Christina

Senior Associate Editor Christina Refford loves homeschooling, running, cool kids’ music, and coffee. Not in that order.

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