In July, Slumberkins announced that it would be jumping into the music scene, releasing songs inspired by the lineup of Slumberkins characters. Now, the brand’s first album is officially here!

Together We Shine, Vol. 1 features seven songs inspired by Slumberkins books and characters. The album was executive produced by Ingrid Michaelson, who also sings on the album along with artists  A Great Big World, Rachel Platten, Trevor Hall, Britnee Kellogg, AHI, and MOsley WOtta. 

Each song on the album focuses on a different social-emotional learning theme. For example, “Take a Deep Breath” helps kids settle down when they are feeling big emotions that they aren’t sure how to handle; “Heart Family” is about how family bonds can’t be broken and how they love each other even when things change; and “Being You” is about using affirmations to enforce positive thinking. Parents can even take away important messages from Together We Shine, Vol. 1. 

“I am so incredibly honored to be a featured artist on the song for Yak, ‘Being You,'” Kellogg says. “As an artist, I often struggle with feeling like I am good enough and at times find it hard to persevere due to those intrusive thoughts. When I was singing vocals in the studio, I felt so encouraged by the lyrics and was reminded that although I share Yak’s affirmations with my children on a daily basis, I forget that it also applies to me! Us big kids need those reminders sometimes, too. Slumberkins is such a gift to me, my children and so many others, and I can’t wait for you to hear this encouraging song about being unapologetically you.”

Together We Shine, Vol. 1 is available now on music streaming services. Visit this link for a full guide of where to stream the new songs.

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Ashley Pelletier

Ashley Pelletier

Ashley is assistant editor for The Toy Insider, The Pop Insider, and The Toy Book with a Master's in journalism from Quinnipiac University. When she isn’t writing her latest story, she is reading a fantasy novel or rewatching one of her three favorite TV shows over and over again. She’s also a big fan of showing people pictures of her two dogs and cat.