The result is startling. It is a beautiful record, clearly and simply presented, and all the more elegant thanks to a steady stream of tape hiss and the sound of nylon strings buzzing against stone walls.
Songs for Kids re-release couldn’t be more timely. After a devastating summer in Australia, perhaps the first in which mainstream audiences finally acknowledged the all-to-real effects of climate change, and the wild times of Covid, this collection of songs deals a powerful blow. After years of being faced by an Australian people with a stubborn refusal to listen, it seems Amber Fresh has chosen to send a message in the simplest and most reliable method she knows - writing songs for kids.