"Feel What U Feel"
From Lisa Loeb
Nominated for the 60th GRAMMY AWARDS for Best Children's Album, "Feel What U Feel" is an album for the whole family and a collectin of several original songs about her memories of childhood and her experiences as a parent. .
Working with producer, Rich Jacques and other musical friends – Craig Robinson (“Mr. Robot,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “The Office”), Ed Helms (“Daily Show,” “The Hangover”), Renee Stahl Dektor (of Renee & Jeremy), and Kyler England (The Rescues) – Lisa Loeb created "Feel What U Feel," an album of 12 mostly orginal tracks.
With a nod to classic children’s music from the 1960s and 70s (Joe Raposo’s songs for “Sesame Street,” Marlo Thomas’ Free To Be You and Me, Carole King’s “Really Rosie) and children’s books like Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, the songs on Feel What U Feel notice the details of everyday life while offering a safe place for encouragement and acknowledgement. Lyrics are clever and full of heart, and each song offers catchy melodies and top-notch production. “We wanted to put in the same commitment and emotion into this project as we would for any album. We put the same level of songwriting, performance, and production into this as we would for any album. Kids deserve that kind of respect,” Loeb says. The soft-pop sound of several tracks on Feel What U Feel nods to soft-pop melody makers, from Burt Bacharach to the Beatles, the Turtles to The Partridge Family.”
Feel What U Feel is notable for its sonic variety from track to track, with some for movement like “Wiggle,” and some for singing along, and some to relax with. The songs notice the seemingly insignificant moments of life, from learning to tie your own shoelaces, to building a sand castle or learning to whistle. “These little milestones are actually magical and important. This is your life, and each moment marks your footprint on the world,” says Loeb.
Loeb hopes that the songs on Feel What U Feel will spark family conversations. “We’re living in difficult times, and it’s sometimes important to focus on what matters, things like love and connection and those magical moments of everyday life.”
Making smart children’s music is not a new thing for Lisa Loeb. The independent artist has released two previous children’s albums (Catch the Moon and Camp Lisa) and two books with original music (Sterling Publishing). Since the release last fall, Nursery Rhyme Parade! has gathered critical acclaim and national radio play, plus awards from the American Library Association, Kids First! and Parents’ Choice. A Los Angeles based mother of two, she designs a Lisa Loeb Eyewear Collection for Classique and raises funds for her Camp Lisa Foundation, which sends kids to summer camp. After releasing “Champagne (I’m Ready)” for Amazon’s “Indie for the Holidays” playlist last November, Loeb is currently in the studio again with Rich Jacques recording tracks for her next album for grownups.
What People are Saying
“Smart melodic word play, deft melodic lines and layered vocals… rooted in messages of affirming uplift.”
“Parents may find themselves turning it on even after dropping the kids off at school.”
“..we want some songs that will get kids thinking about how to take care of their emotions, and own them.”
“Lisa’s career has grown to include singing, songwriting, film, television, voice-over work and children’s recordings – all while balancing her role as a mother of two young children.”
“Lisa Loeb’s music brings me to my happy place. ... More than anything, Loeb’s latest album shows that great pop music isn’t necessarily bound by age and lifestyle.”
“ Loeb hits on the universal themes of individuality, respect for one another, and all of the feelings that come along with being oneself.”
Music videos for all tracks from Lisa Loeb's "Feel What U Feel" executive produced by Sun House Films and Lisa Loeb and directed by Storme Whitby-Grubb: