There is no shortage of spousal teams in kids music -- think of Lunch Money, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, or many more -- and unsurprisingly lots of parents and children, but siblings? Those pairings are far fewer.
But there's a new such pairing on the horizon, and it's one I'm really looking forward to. It's called Henriques², and it features the siblings (natch) Lori Henriques and Joel Henriques. "Mellows On My Mind" - Henriques² The two of them have paired up several times before on videos for Lori's music, but now they're joining forces musically for a full-length album due out this summer.
Based on the first track, it's definitely something I'm looking forward to. The track is called "Mellows On My Mind," and it's retro (perhaps that's more Lori's influence) and forward-looking (Joel's) at the same time sonically. And marshmallows (not to mention cereal) are always a popular item around kids. Says Lori, "When we were writing the lyrics, we loved the idea of one simple quotidian thing (a bowl of cereal) inspiring us to create something more amazing."
I'm really happy to be world-premiering the video, which features drawings by Joel's kids, animated by Joel himself. More details on the album to come!
Henriques² - "Mellows On My Mind" [YouTube]