Kenny Loggins Rewrites Feist for Children's Album
Published Jun 11, 2009When lite-rock star Kenny Loggins sets his mind to something, dude makes it happen. Such was the case when the adult-contempo dreamboat set out to record Feist's indie smash "1, 2, 3, 4" for a children's album called All Join In.
"'1, 2, 3, 4' seems like a lighthearted song, but it's very dark lyrically," Loggins told Spinner. "And if you really drop into the lyrics, it just didn't feel appropriate to have an 11-year-old singing. It's more of a grown woman talking about the condition of her life at this moment."
Rather than nix the song completely, Loggins decided to change the lyrics to make them a little more family friendly. "I ended up dealing directly with Feist because my son knows her and thinks she's a sweetheart," he said. "Once she heard it she said, 'I really love what you've done with it.'"
Loggins' All Join In is due to hit music stores and playrooms on July 21.