Party Like a Twinkle Star, our new release, comes with two CDs! You get: Party: 10 Songs for Rocking Out AND Twinkle: 10 Song for Tucking In. As a collection, this double album showcases all the JAMband has to offer. If you're new to the JAMband's brand of family music, it's a great starting point. If you're already On The Bus, it's a necessary addition to your collection.
This album has been long in the making. I was initially going to release the Twinkle half on its own, but after we went into the studio to lay down the band tracks for the Party half, I realized these songs all really worked together as a family -- thematically, emotionally, philosophically -- and wanted to remain connected. Some of the themes: rocking out and having adventures, dancing your heart out, saving the day, asking the big questions, channeling your inner rockstar, finding solace in the interconnectedness of all beings, appreciating the beauty and magic of nature, loving each other so hard and long and much, practicing trust, finding quiet, making magic, coming home.
The album title is derived from a moment of lyrical play that happened in the studio while working on the song, Party. See if you can find the secret lyric, "Party like a twinkle star, party like a rockstar, party like a cosmonaut"! I decided to release it as a double album both because it seemed the best way to honor the music, and also to give families a toolbox: one cd for partytime, uptime, energytime, wildtime; one cd for downtime, snuggletime, cozytime, bedtime.