The Boston area’s beloved family musician Stacey Peasley celebrates a positive message of empowerment, courage, and strength in her fifth kids’ album, Make it Happen! Packed with lyrical wisdom born of Stacey’s life as a parent, teacher, and performer.
Make it Happen! centers on creating relationships and experiences, both individual and community. Each of the album’s ten original songs imparts a story carefully crafted to resonate with children and families. The heart of Stacey’s charm is found in the ways these stories roll effortlessly out of her songs to connect with listeners in a meaningful way.
Evaluation comments from our NAPPA Awards Music Judge:
“Stacey Peasley makes good things happen on her charming new album, Make It Happen!. Across ten tracks, she takes her listeners on an array of outings and activities. There are trips on a train and to a swimming pool; attending a parade and going a party: playing games and just playing – and getting boo boos too. Her cheery, energetic songs celebrate these simple joys of life, although these things haven’t been very simple to do lately due to the pandemic. So besides being filled with fun, active tunes, the album can also serve as some sort of upbeat musical substitute for the real thing. Several other songs, meanwhile, explore an aspirational side to the term “Make It Happen.” On the title track, the Boston-based musician sings about wanting to make something happen – to “save the day” and “change to world.” Similarly, the “make it happen” theme in the rousing, dance-happy tune “What Girls Do” involves the idea that girls (or anyone, for that matter) “can do anything they put their minds to.” One other track I wanted to highlight is “Happy Tears,” a lovely ode to motherhood that Peasley wonderfully delivers in a classic ‘60s girls group-style tune.”