All Songs Considered Blog
Tue October 9, 2012
Song Premiere: Peter Bjorn & John, 'I Wish I Was A Spy'
Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 10:21 am
Peter Bjorn and John are releasing a catchy, espionage-inspired track on the latest installment of the Yo Gabba Gabba! soundtrack. Yo Gabba Gabba! is a popular children's show in its fourth season on Nick Jr. The colorful cast of characters and landscapes captivates kids, while the show's soundtrack featuring alternative rock stars appeals to parents. This fourth volume of songs from Yo Gabba Gabba!, like its predecessors, features popular musical artists like Peter Bjorn and John, who contribute the fun, two-minute-long "I Wish I Was A Spy," in which PB&J pretend to be spies. With a twanging, spy-sounding guitar and Peter Moren's haunting voice, it makes for a great listen outside of playtime as well.
From Christian Jacobs, Co-Creator of Yo Gabba Gabba:
"Often times, especially when we are in production, I step out of my car and walk onto the day-glo colored set of Yo Gabba Gabba and think to myself, ' ... I can't believe this is real... Am I really here??!' I am constantly amazed that we get to work on this wonderfully weird and fun show that we make for our little ones. It's hard to even say that with a straight face because who are we kidding, we're making this show for us too! We're making this show for us parents who still have a LOT of kid hanging on in there. Parents who love to get down there on hands and knees and build dirt castles right along side our kids. Parents that love to make up wild impromptu stories at bed time and sing songs at the top of their lungs to make their kids laugh. Parents who love to draw silly monster pictures and ride tandem on skateboards with their children that they love and cherish. It is such a joy and pleasure to work on Yo Gabba Gabba when IT IS really dedicated to these notions and goals: to entertain our children with LOVE! The fact that we get to work with such amazing artists and bands that we LOVE is ... well, just the most bestest frosting on top of the most awesome cake."
Other artists featured on this new volume of music from Yo Gabba Gabba! include Metric, Belle & Sebastian, CSS, Cut Copy, The Roots, The Bird And The Bee, and more. The album is out now.