NEW LINDSAY MUNROE ALBUM, FROGS AND BIRDS, OUT TODAY
Album Features Unique Mother/Daughter Duet
Raffi’s familiar voice enhances the title song on this heartwarming album for the whole family
“Lindsay Munroe’s new album Frogs and Birds is straight-up great.”– Fatherly
27 AUGUST 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Today, Troubadour Music releases award-winning Lindsay Munroe’s second family album, Frogs and Birds. Lindsay is joined on many of the songs by Raffi, who also produced the record.
The 14 buoyant tunes on Frogs and Birds shine with sweet sincerity, as Lindsay and Raffi’s combined voices emanate encouragement and authentic respect for children of all abilities.
Frogs and Birds is available now on CD, digital, and all streaming services. Click HERE to order.
A mother of three children with autism, Lindsay Munroe is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. Her warmth and deep sensitivity to children with special needs inform the songs on Frogs and Birds, which she created for all children, but especially for those who are neurodiverse.
The album’s title track, an original song by Lindsay Munroe, is sung as a duet by Lindsay and her nine-year-old daughter Mem. “Frogs and Birds” is a tender, lilting tune about considering the feelings of others. Mother and daughter first alternate verses and then join for a collective chorus, with Raffi adding his trademark gentle vocals to the mix.
“This is as fine a performance by a child as any during my entire recording career,” says Raffi. “Mem’s charming vocals add just the right touch to this endearing song by her mother Lindsay. ‘Frogs and Birds’ is sure to delight listeners both young and old.”
“Mem and I had so much fun recording ‘Frogs and Birds’ together. Mem was very comfortable in the studio. She sang on my first album, I Am Kind, so she was a pro at wearing the headphones and singing into the microphone,” says Lindsay Munroe. “We sing together at home with our ukuleles all the time, so recording was very relaxed and joyful. We are both thrilled with the results. Hearing Raffi’s voice with us on the chorus is very special!”
“Recording was awesome, and I love the song!” adds Mem.
Like the first Lindsay Munroe/Raffi collaboration, 2020’s NAPPA-winning I Am Kind, Frogs and Birds was produced by Raffi, whose mellow harmonies perfectly complement Lindsay Munroe’s crystalline vocals. Raffi’s skillful instrumentals further enrich the album.
Building on the success of I Am Kind (featuring the song “I Can Dream,” which just passed the 1 million streaming mark), Frogs and Birds is filled with cheerful, optimistic, original songs, including two – “I See You” and “Where There Is Love” – that were written specifically for this album by Raffi, along with such beloved favorites as “Happy Trails,” “You Are My Sunshine,” and “If I Knew You Were Coming.”
I Am Kind was the first Troubadour album in decades to feature an artist other than Raffi. The beautiful musical friendship between Lindsay and Raffi started with a backstage meeting after one of Raffi’s concerts near Lindsay’s home in Massachusetts. As a lifelong admirer of Raffi’s music, Lindsay was thrilled to learn he was a fan of her “Sing Along with Lindsay” videos. One conversation led to another, and after Raffi had heard more of Lindsay’s original children’s songs, he suggested she record an album. She agreed and was overjoyed when Raffi offered to produce I Am Kind.
While primarily drawing from her experiences with her own children, Lindsay Munroe has also found inspiration in the Raffi Foundation’s online course in Child Honouring. Lindsay’s songs reflect the Child Honouring principles of Respectful Love, Diversity, Caring Community, Emotional Intelligence, and Nonviolence.