A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this CD addresses issues important to tweens (relationships, depression, self-image, self-esteem) with the mildest of innuendo and a whole lot of infectious poetic energy. A gently positive role model for girls, KT plays her own guitar, writes her own songs, and wrestles her own demons with humor, grit, and soul.
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What's the story?
KT Tunstall's sophomore effort, DRASTIC FANTASTIC, shows off her near-perfect lyrical and musical integrity. With wit and true emotion, she addresses relationships (\"This little universe between our backs/so beautiful and colorful I lean on that\" and \"You can try to tie me down, you can try to string me up/but you'd have no luck now…\"); depression (\"I'm hopeless/follower of anything to take me away/from this hole in the ground\" and \"I'm all out of luck/I'm all out of faith\"); self-esteem and identity (\"I need a mirror/in the eyes of a man; I need no protection from my bullet-proof plan\").
Is it any good?
Scottish singer-songwriter Tunstall delivers a delightful poetry-and-guitar-fueled romp through tween-familiar territory. KT plays her own guitar, writes her own songs, and tackles her issues head on and with humor, grit, and soul, which makes her a positive role model for girls.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about some of the issues in KT's lyrics. Despite predictable-enough ups and downs, she seems like a centered young woman who handles problems with humor and creativity. Do you think writing about the stuff that bothers you can help solve problems? What about creative outlets like learning and practicing guitar, or joining a band?