Hey Big World Performed by Wendy & DB
I was first introduced to the music of Wendy & DB with their 2015 album, It’s a Doo Da Day. From the title song to the upbeat “Pink Flamingo,” that album was packed with energy and joy. Not only was it fun to listen to, but it was filled with messages about love and acceptance – something that would become a hallmark of their future albums. On May 14, Wendy & DB are releasing their fourth album, Hey Big World, and I have to say, this by far is the best one yet!
Wendy Morgan and Daryl Boggs, are talented professional musicians, and with this album, they have elevated their children’s music to a new level. The fifteen tracks on Hey Big World cover a wide range of topics from geography and the science of clouds to playing in a band in your kitchen or creating your own silly language. The theme of imagination and play is woven throughout including in songs that would be perfect in storytime like “Clap-Tap (E-I-E-I-O)” an up tempo chant that will get kids moving to the beat, and “Stop for the Red Light” which will have listeners stopping and going while learning important life lessons. Not only does Hey Big World cover a wide variety of topics, but it contains several different musical genres from the pop sound of “Home” to the jazzy tones of “Ghost in the Closet.”
Wendy & DB compliment one another, allowing the lyrics of each song to take center stage, as an amazing group of musicians provide a rich musical backdrop. While Wendy & DB work well as a duo, they also give one another a chance to shine as solo performers. DB’s lovely tenor is showcased on his delightful cover of “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,” while Wendy’s voice is on display during the gentle lullaby, “Night Sky,”
Wonderful from beginning to end, Hey Big World is an album not to be missed! Join Wendy & DB on Thursday, May 14 at 10:00 am CST for a Virtual CD Release Party.