Respected Australasian composer, songwriter and collaborator, Eden Mulholland (Ngāti Porou) has today released his first children’s album, ‘A bee might bite my nose’ – and it’s sure to quickly become a firm favourite!
Funny, kooky and gently melancholic at times, the mix of reimagined and original nursery rhymes are as delightful as the album’s star, Little Bear – who will no doubt develop a fanbase of both little and big hearts. “Little Bear thinks he’ll be embarking on a global tour once this album is out,” says Eden. “His first destination? The local shops to replenish his honey stash.”
The Queensland-based Kiwi says that creating his first-ever children’s album has been a delightful experience. “Sharing each draft with my kids and witnessing their affection for Little Bear has been a gift. They’ve now memorised every song.”
While representing an unexpected creative tangent for Eden, it’s one he has clearly embraced. “It’s quite different from my usual work, which tends to be way more serious. I think these songs are intricately linked to my generally playful perspective on life.”
Unsurprisingly, each song on ‘A bee might bite my nose’ has been skillfully crafted for ultimate sing-along fun for the whole family! “Little Bear wrote all the songs, and is adamant that I had nothing to do with it,” laughs Eden. “He wanted that put in capital letters. But I told him we better not, in case it looked like he was yelling. I played all the instruments and Little Bear sang all the songs.” Written, recorded and mixed at Eden’s studio, ‘A bee might bite my nose’ was mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog Studio.
Also being released, is a very sweet lyric video featuring Little Bear and Bee singing the album’s title track – which means you can too!
Tracklisting – with special bear notes
A little blurb about Little Bear’s good friend, Eden Mulholland