Lisa Loeb and Daughter Lyla Make ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ Even More Magical Than You Remember
Lisa Loeb‘s new music video might have you and your little ones blasting a classic lullaby on repeat.
In her adorable clip for “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” Loeb bonds with a group of children — including her daughter Lyla Rose, 6 — while making arts and crafts.
“It was so much fun to include my kids on this project,” the singer-songwriter, 47, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Making the video and singing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ with my daughter Lyla was a special experience. This is a classic song, one of my favorites from my own childhood — and now with my kids.”
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As Loeb explains, her infectious collection “comes out of my own experience as the mom of two young children,” including son Emet Kuli, 3½.
She adds: “These are the songs and rhymes we sing and chant together as we wake up, get dressed, take a bath, or just drive around L.A. in the car.”
Loeb was inspired to make the album of classic rhymes and melodies to bring families closer. “I wanted to create a personal, caring atmosphere, keeping in mind the special moments of connection,” she says. “As we all know, singing together really helps people bond, and that is especially true with kids and their grown-ups.”
Loeb climbed up the music charts in the ’90s thanks to her earnest delivery and raw arrangements in hits like “Stay (I Missed You)” — and now she’s given her favorite lullabies the same treatment.
“As an independent musician, as well as a mom, I wanted to make a recording with real acoustic instruments and voices that could help the listener feel close to the songs and connected to the melodies, words, and rhythms of the songs,” she explains. “It’s an intimate sound; nothing is over-produced or in your face.”
Indeed, Loeb doesn’t seek to reinvent the songs, but rather breathe new life into their charming melodies. She says, “With the help of my producer Rich Jacques, the enduring power of ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ and other familiar nursery rhymes and songs comes through.”
— Nick Maslow