Esther's New Single: Christmas Socks, is OUT on all Platforms! Download it below!
Christmas Socks has a 1950's rock n roll vibe and is performed by a bunch of sock puppets, all voiced by Esther. The lead singer is Sustainable Sammy, a bright green puppet with leaves in his hair who encourages sustainability as he suggests various objects- like socks, jars, tins, and Christmas wrap- that can be repurposed to make new items. "Give them new life, reusing is right to do." The backup singers are a colorful lot of stray socks that Esther and her 9-yr-old son, Vincent, repurposed during the early days of the pandemic in 2020. Says Crow: "Like everyone else, we were holed up at home during most of 2020 and just started crafting things- mainly puppets- out of recycled materials like socks, toilet paper & paper towel rolls, even cereal & tissue boxes. The sock puppets are especially fun as they are the easiest to operate and have a Muppet-like quality. I knew they needed their own song!" The song will be out on all platforms on November 25th, the day after Thanksgiving.
In early December, Crow plans to release a companion video, with Sammy and the gang, demonstrating the various "new lives" of recycled jars, tins, wrap, and more. Hint: some of these items may have been turned into percussion instruments, not unlike those played by Dean Jones and Vincent Crow in the track itself. The drums, bass and guitar parts were all played by Dan Crow.
Like Homemade Halloween, Esther aims to encourage kids to get crafty with items they already have lying around the house...or inside the refrigerator. Just don't ask mom to clean out those jars!