The Story Pirates First Album, 'Nothing Is Impossible,' To Be Released
The first album from acclaimed touring musical company The Story Pirates, Nothing Is Impossible, will be released in online stores from Gimlet Media on September 28th. Featuring songs like "Fart Out Loud Day" - which Lin Manuel Miranda calls "a masterpiece" - the album is full of originally written and recorded tunes based on story ideas submitted by children.
Nothing Is Impossible offers listeners an eccentric array of topics, from penguins who work in an office to a carrot who lives on Saturn and longs to be eaten, this 12-song album offers unique, and uniquely fun, insight into the imaginations of children.
The album kicks off with "Fart Out Loud Day," a funky Motown track based on a story by two sisters in Colorado, ages 9 and 11. An entire body-positivity curriculum, including a Spanish lesson, is hinted at during this special song, and listeners are invited to "let it all out" and not be ashamed of this normal bodily function.
The fun continues with a modern dance-pop tune, perfect for Halloween parties: "Frank the Monster Who Wasn't Scary," followed by "The Guy," a hip hop rap about a lazy boy who soon tires of his equally lazy, chip-eating neighbor. The soaring "Star" is followed by the title track, in which Glitter the pony becomes "the best guitar player in the world" despite all the naysayers. The shiny electro-pop "All 8 Unicorns" was inspired by the story submitted by a preschooler from NYC.
All songs originally aired on The Story Pirates Podcast, which has been repeatedly selected as one of the best podcasts for kids. The Story Pirates have won acclaim from educators, parents, and more than 500,000 young people around the nation. Each week, the crew aboard the Story Pirates' ship-including world-class actors, comedians, improvisers and musicians-takes original stories from real kids around the country, and turn them into a comedy series for all ages. In spring 2018, the Story Pirates also published their first book Stuck in the Stone Age (authored by New York Times best-selling author Geoff Rodkey), which Patton Oswalt calls "an amazing read."
Catch the Story Pirates live this fall and winter by checking out their many school and public performance schedules at storypirates.com, and view the animated music videos for "All 8 Unicorns" and "Fart Out Loud Day" on Story Pirates' YouTube channel.
Watch the "All 8 Unicorns" video here: