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Kid of the Week

The Not-Its!

Tell us about your music:

The Not-Its! are a full rock band for kids. We have just released our 6th album titled “Are You Listening?” Our goal is to make the kind of music that we like to listen to with family friendly lyrics. The fact that we have parent fans as well as kid fans is one of our proudest accomplishments.

About your song (e.g., any unique instruments used, the origins of the lyrics, what inspired you, etc.):

The idea of this song was initiated by bassist Jennie Helvern and drummer Michael Welke on an airplane on the way back from one of our out of town shows. The band fleshed it out in practice and it is a great example of our songwriting process. The germ of an idea will come from one or two band members and then the rest of us collaborate to bring it to fruition. What kid doesn’t want to feel special? This song is our punk/pop way of honoring kids on a special day. Not every day can be amazing. But an epic day deserves an epic song. Ladies and gentlemen, we present “Kid of the Week” 

What you hope children & families will get from this song:

 One of the most important things we do is to get families singing and dancing together. That goes for all of our songs, including “Kid of the Week.”

This is also a kind of superhero song. Every kid is special and extraordinary in some way. This is an anthem for a child who is feeling awesome, or maybe one who doesn’t feel so awesome and needs a little boost.

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