The Mix Tape: “Raconte-Moi Une Histoire”

If your children don’t stop everything they’re doing at the sound of the bouncing synth lines and snapping fingers, they definitely will when they hear a five-year-old girl narrating the story of a special frog that promises to turn their world inside out. French for “tell me a story,” “Raconte-Moi Une Histoire” comes from M83’s latest double album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, hailed by critics as one of last year’s very best indie projects. As the story gets bigger and stranger, so does the music, and by the end, everyone has been pulled into this lovely dreamscape.

About The Mix Tape

Think you have to wait until your kids are twelve to share your favorite tunes with them? Think again.  Kids’ music, you may have noticed, can become a bit of a recurring nightmare—especially when you’re stuck in traffic with no more snacks!  Sooner or later, those songs about brushing your teeth or why you should eat broccoli will seep into your head, and you’ll catch yourself humming one in the elevator. There is no reason to succumb to this—leave that to pre-school. Our music often has enough sing-along choruses, alliterative catchiness, and even teachable moments to hold your little ones’ attention during grocery runs, traffic jams or unruly birthday parties. On The Mix Tape, I’ll give you a song a week, guaranteed to leave you sane and better for it, even after 5000 listens. Parental Discretion Encouraged.

Nichola Hunt

Cocktail aficionado. Large dog breed lover. Fondness of summer dresses. Hater of pickles. Born in London, based in Bali.

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