Food, animals, bath time and driving in the car have been mainstay topics for preschoolers’ songs for decades and with good reason – they’re things that are relevant to three-year-olds. The SqueeGees cover all of these favourites and more, with some very modern references.
The SqueeGees debut album, Meet The SqueeGees, opens with a fruity ditty about the importance of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Yes, apples and bananas are still good but modern tots are expanding their vocabulary (and hopefully their palette) to include guavas, kumquats and pomegranates. The modern touch doesn’t stop with antioxidants – ‘Rules of the Road‘ addresses road safety as well as how to handle road rage. Parents, take note – “The best thing to do, Is to act with grace, Extend a warm smile, And keep yourself safe.”.
The SqueeGees sound is simple and uncluttered – guitars and the occasional shaker dominate and the pace is even and up tempo. There is a touch of Buena Vista Social Club in the track ‘De Colores’ and there are two songs that tell a story – ‘Jonathon the Tree’ and ‘Ivan the Terrible’ but the standout track is ‘The ol’WWW’.
Written about the internet, this funny song about Ws includes all the things that our GenZers consider the norm – “Downloaded a new track on the Internet, The ol’WWW, Got directions and a map on the Internet, The ol’WWW, Saw a picture of a jet on the Internet , The ol’WWW, Bid on a Chia pet on the Internet, The ol’WWW.”.
Meet The SqueeGees is available via iTunes for $16.99.