After becoming a father to a son in August 2013, I got involved with children's songs and was looking for songs that both children and adults would enjoy listening to. The search inspired me so much that I started composing children's songs myself. I deliberately avoided keyboards and synthesizers in the composition and production and used guitar, bouzouki, mandolin and double bass as well as percussion, drums and accordion. Through my son's kindergarten, I gradually found suitable singers with whom I first recorded the first three songs. For the recording of the other songs, two girls from Berlin and Hamburg traveled to Koblenz to join the older siblings of the kindergarten children. Working with the children was exciting, fun and sometimes exhausting. The time in the recording studio was time-consuming and great fun for the young singers. The songs pick up on topics that concern the children. It is important for every child to find a “place” in the world. With “questions upon questions” they often present us parents with almost impossible tasks. “Nothing stays the same” is something children should learn early on in order to prepare early on for the only constant in their lives, change. And finally also that nightmares are not that bad and the next morning everything is fine again. The homage to the parents "Oh Mama" and all the other songs touch the heart and appeal to small and big children alike. Or is there a child who doesn't like chocolate?
01 It keeps turning 02 Your place 03 chocolate 04 Small dinghy 05 questions 06 Oh Mom 07 Nothing stays the same 08 dreams at night 09 Sun, mountains, sand and sea 10 Every day 11 Hejo, put on your boots 12 Now it's off to bed