Having hassle persuading a preschool or elementary faculty child to placed on a masks and maintain it on? Southold youngsters’s rocker Brady Rymer’s latest tune and video, “Good Wanting Masks,” could encourage them to cheerfully put on one.
Rymer, a three-time greatest youngsters’s album Grammy nominee, wrote an upbeat tune about children defending one another. The accompanying music video options youngsters from Lengthy Island and afar in clips they despatched him sporting colourful masks as they trip bicycles, skateboard, dance and extra.
They got here from as close to as James (J.B) Browder, 4, gathering eggs at his household’s Browder’s Chicken Farm in Mattituck whereas sporting his masks coated in baseballs, to so far as a woman from Finland who despatched within the video of herself sporting a masks whereas using her horse. Even the horse wears a masks.
FUN AND HELPFUL
Rymer determined to write down the tune and produce the video together with the members of his Little Band That May as a easy approach to make youngsters extra accepting of one thing new and unfamiliar that they’re being requested to do.
“Training can also be a part of being a youngsters’s singer and songwriter,” Rymer says. “It appeared that one thing like that would not solely be enjoyable and solid mask-wearing in a sunnier mild but in addition be useful. I hope the video makes children be ok with placing on their masks.”
The tune and video, launched in mid-October, marks the second time Rymer has included pandemic data right into a youngsters’s tune. In March, when the World Well being Group first got here out with suggestions to guard towards the virus, Rymer wrote a tune known as “Do The 5.”
In that video, he sings about 5 suggestions — washing arms, coughing into the criminal of your elbow, avoiding touching your face, preserving a distance from others and staying dwelling as a lot as attainable. His daughter, Daisy, 21, who was dwelling from Tulane College as a consequence of quarantine, pantomimes the totally different suggestions in a TikTok-style dance as her father performs. “We simply got here up with some humorous dance strikes,” Daisy says.
FANS GET INVOLVED
To make the brand new video, Rymer employed his Fb web page to ask followers to ship a photograph or video of themselves doing one thing they love to do whereas sporting their masks. “We received all these actually lovely movies again,” he says.
Braedyn MacLeod, 10, of Jamesport, and her brother, Connor, 7, despatched in a video of themselves enjoying with their Labrador puppies whereas sporting a flowered masks and blue-striped masks, respectively. “It’s actually thrilling to see ourselves within the music video,” Braedyn says.
Brothers Kevin, 10, and Brian, 7, Morgan of the Bronx despatched in a video of themselves doing a break-dancing routine that Brian cooked up, whereas purposely selecting to put on a Batman and Spider-Man masks, respectively. “Should you put on a masks, it can save you lives like superheroes,” Kevin says.
The lyrics of the tune emphasize that. “Zoey protects Marcos. Marcos protects Jane…,” Rymer sings. “We’ll shield one another, it’s a selfless, loving act … All people doing what they need to, and looking out good, in a handsome masks.” The video is accessible free on YouTube and the tune will be downloaded at bradyrymer.com.
Deirdre Varga is a kindergarten trainer in West Lengthy Department, N.J. She noticed the request for movies on Rymer’s Fb web page and taped her son, Bodie, 7, using on his skateboard whereas sporting a masks with shark’s tooth.
“The catchy tune behind it should assist the children perceive that we’re all doing this to assist one another,” Varga says, reinforcing the concept youngsters have a task as a part of a wider group. “These are messages we start educating in Kindergarten.”