This collection of songs celebrating friends, family and home is by LA based singer-songwriter Renee Stahl and producer Rich Jacques. Their musical friends include Lisa Loeb, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, Glen Phillips, Chris Ballew, Colin Hay and more. Simpatico is for kids who are starting to venture out of lullabies and still want songs they can enjoy together, with lush pop sensibilities but values and sentiments less often expressed at the top of the charts.
Why we like it: On solo debut, Renee Stahl (one half of the kindie duo Renee & Jeremy) reels in an impressive lineup of friends (Lisa Loeb, Elizabeth Mitchell, Colin Hay, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon and Casper Babypants) to help her out. But what is really impressive is the music here. The album flows with a lovely gentle quality with heartfelt songs that will resonate with children and adults alike.