They Might Be Giants release a catchy yet revolutionary song through their Dial-A-Song titled “And Mom And Kid”. The native Brooklyn band has been active since 1982 showcasing their love for indie and alternative rock. Recently They Might Be Giants has been writing themes and children’s music and participating in their online revival of Dial-A-Song.
After having to take a hiatus from performing back in 1985, They Might Be Giants started recording music on an answering machine and advertising the phone number locally in Brooklyn. Traditional Dial-A-Song quit due to technical errors but was revived in 2015 with a website and brand new phone number that is still active. Dial-A-Song is a creative way that They Might Be Giants are releasing a new song and video every week. If you visit their website, you can go through the songs and videos released every week. It’s such a unique way to release new material and keep fans excited each week, and you can check out that website here.
“And Mom And Kid” is a fun upbeat song, nobody can deny that. But when you realize it ties into some revolutionary changes happening in society now, it makes it about a hundred times cooler. “And Mom And Kid” was written for the HBO documentary “A Family is A Family is A Family”. This HBO documentary showcases and celebrates family diversity. In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriages to be deemed legal across the country, this song celebrates the “many combinations” that a family can have. This song is not only celebratory with the intention of its writing but celebratory in its music and fun melody. It is exactly the pick me up that Dial-A-Song provides by They Might Be Giants.
The two-time Grammy winners are doing their part by contributing with new music and showing their support in these social changes. The song itself has such a great uplifting feel. It’s a benchmark when support is shown not only by musicians themselves but shown clearly in their work. “And Mom And Kid” has a peppy tune that will be running through your head all morning. It emphasizes the combinations of “Mom and Dad and Kid and Baby” and many many more. The peppy melodies are a true characteristic of They Might Be Giants, as seen in some of their other works.
Representation through music is very important, and They Might Be Giants are taking a step forward with this spirited tune. Dial-A-Song keeps many fans on the edge of their seat for material every week, and this one really caught the eye of many.
You can listen to “And Mom And Kid” by They Might Be Giants below.