With families spending more time inside, music can a fun outlet for kids to express and discover themselves. To this effect, children’s musician Jumpin’ Jamie is releasing his new album, Never Mind the Blocks, Here’s Jumpin’ Jamie.
The album, releasing this Wednesday, is a pop-rock collection about thinking for yourself and fighting for what’s right. Jamie Theurich, who describes his genre as “kindie rock,” hopes to foster the rock-and-roll spirit in children.
Jumpin’ Jamie is from Basking Ridge, NJ, and first leapt into family music as the Dinosaur Troubadour at Field Station: Dinosaurs in Leonia. Since releasing his debut Kookie in 2018, he’s played everywhere from parties to Citi Field. Theurich has also worked with producers and artists from The Monkees to My Chemical Romance.
All twelve songs on Never Mind the Blocks seek to inspire kids to be themselves, whether through being kind and gentle or bold and outspoken. Theurich hopes to teach them to be the change they wish to see in the world so they can lead us into the future.
With songs like “Susan B. Anthony” and “Adults Don’t Always Know,” he reflects on right and wrong, role models, and how to be heard. The ending, “Great To Know You,” is a soft song about understanding, inspired by Fred Rogers.
Never Mind the Blocks, Here’s Jumpin’ Jamie will be available everywhere digitally on April 22nd. Because of Earth Day, download cards are printed on seed paper so kids can grow flowers like snapdragon and bird’s eye.
To learn more about Jumpin’ Jamie and his new album, visit his website.
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