“We Got This” is the title song from an upcoming album of pandemic-era anthems and “Real Talk” from kids, available on April 23, 2021
Listen to the new lyrical video down below.
The new album will be geared to help kids navigate the challenges during the continuing pandemic while looking forward toward a brighter future. Crafted in consultation with therapists, social workers, parents, teachers and kids, the new album features 10 original songs and 7 “Real Talk” vignettes where kids explore loneliness, anxiety, and silver linings.
The album sequences like a journey through the past year, from the early days of the pandemic when people saluted first responders and learned that we are “Stronger Together.” The songs acknowledge the isolating nature of quarantine and the “Waves” of anxiety that many kids (and parents) continue to experience now.
“I wanted to offer optimistic anthems celebrating how we’ve coped and how we continue to support one another. Now that we’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, it helps to reflect on what we have been going through,” says Rabner. “ I wanted to explore the complexity of these challenges and anxieties in ways that we don’t often for kids.”
We Got This is the follow-up to The Covid Album, released earlier this year for younger kids. Knowing what young people are tuning into, Rabner and her producer/co-writer Brian Blake arranged these songs with layered pop stylings. “Over and over, kids told me they love Billie “eyelash.” After writing some of these songs, I went through Eilish’s catalog to make sure I wasn’t stealing something.”
Below is The Covid Album: Songs to Help Kids and Families Cope that was released in February.
More about Erica Rabner
Erica Rabner is a singer/songwriter and recording artist with a four-octave range and versatile repertoire. Her songwriting credits include “The Thanksgiving Song” for Sesame Studios, and four other albums for young children, including the Parents’ Choice Award-winning PB & JAMS and Pinna exclusives Mixie’s La-la-la-Letters and Real Me, all of which stream on Pinna.FM, the award-winning children’s audio app. In January, she released The Covid Album for younger kids. Erica also regularly conducts research with preschoolers as the research analyst for “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”
She’s continuing her collaboration with Brian Blake this spring and summer, composing and writing lyrics for TV and other media. Visit www.ericarabner.com for more information.