What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that on this CD, Jordan McCoy recounts the trials and tribulations of the typical tween. While her squeaky-clean descriptions lack adult language and sexual themes, they do include a strong independent streak ("I decide where I go, where I sleep, who I know / I'm the one who's running my life").
What's the story?
Move over, Miley: there's a new princess of bubblegum pop in town. Jordan McCoy, former star of American Idol spinoff American Juniors, is out to take the crown. Her six-song, self-titled, debut CD is being released by Bad Boy Records -- the label run by Diddy, who also tapped McCoy for membership in his revamped girl group, Dream.
Is it any good?
Jordan McCoy's songs follow the tried-and-true formula for tween music success: cute girl with solid voice sings catchy, synthesizer-infused tunes about boys and growing up. Like Miley Cyrus, she even throws in a remake of a hit by an 80s-music icon, which in McCoy's case is "I Get Weak" by Belinda Carlisle (originally of the Go-Gos). The formula will undoubtedly make her music a hit with tweens, though there's nothing particularly new or exciting about it.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about ways that kids can retain their independence without going overboard. When should kids have a say in the ground rules? What are reasonable consequences for kids that break those rules?