EXCLUSIVE – The World Premiere of Lisa Loeb’s ‘Rainbow Connection’

Jarrod Fairclough – Grammy Award Winner Lisa Loeb, known for her Number 1 hit ‘Stay (I Missed You)’ in 1994, has recently released a gorgeous new album ‘Lullaby Girl’, featuring covers of favorite songs from over the years, including ‘Tomorrow’ from Annie, and ‘What The World Needs Now Is Love’ by Hal David.  It’s currently available through Amazon!

Also featured is a beautiful rendition of ‘Rainbow Connection’ from The Muppet Movie, and in a worldwide exclusive, Lisa and her team have chosen The Muppet Mindset (hey, that’s us!) to premiere the music video!  Take a look below!

Isn’t it great?  Lisa does an amazing job capturing the essense of the song, and the music video is a perfect accompanyment.  Reminder, you can buy the album right here!  We got a chance to ask Lisa a few questions about her love for The Muppets, and why she chose this song…

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Photo by Frances Iacuzzi

What are your earliest memories of the Muppets?
I was completely obsessed with The Muppets when I was little! I would practice drawing Kermit, and I loved my Miss Piggy pajamas – I even brought them on our school field trip to Washington, DC. I saw “The Muppet Movie,” owned the album, and listened to the songs all of the time. It was just part of our daily life for my friends and me. It was the center of our attention.

The Muppets are also inspiring to me now as I create children’s media. They’re in that space where you don’t know if it’s for kids or grownups. Really, they’re for both. I love the sense of humor, the edginess that is also always so warmhearted.

Who’s your favorite character?
Miss Piggy was always my favorite because she is pink. There was something so appealing about her satin gloves and her glamorous hair. She’s the original diva. I was a little concerned about her attitude, though. I didn’t always like how she treated Kermit the Frog.

I also loved Fozzie Bear – we had these little Muppet figurines, and I liked to paint Fozzie. And, Gonzo always pulled at my heartstrings.

Why did you choose ‘Rainbow Connection’ to include on your album ‘Lullaby Girl’?
This song has always brought me such joy, tears, and tears of joy. Written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, this song really digs into the essence of life, deep questions we ask, and points towards hope. It’s for the “lovers, the dreamers, and me.” I love Larry Golding’s beautiful, dark, mesmerizing approach to the song, that turns it into something we can listen to think about the life we lead, all the while keeping Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the rest in our minds and hearts.

So, there we have it!  Make sure you head to Amazon to buy the album now, you won’t regret it.  Thanks to Lisa for choosing us to premiere her video, and thanks to her team, especially Beth Blenz-Clucas, for setting this up.

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Lisa and Paul Williams at this weeks Grammy Awards, where Lisa won Best Children’s Album!