a big thanks to my friend susannah that seems to always share some goodness, i finally can put faces with the harmonious sound of the children singing backup on passion pit's new album, manners. i'm a sucker for a kid's chorus in a song anyway - there's a power behind their voices that you can't get from anything or anyone else. but this goes beyond that. these are kids of different races, sizes, homes, all coming together to do the same thing - make beautiful music. they sing the likes of cool musicians from tori amos to passion pit, but perhaps it was their version of the cure's 'pictures of you' that got me a little teary-eyed.
you can see it in their faces and their body language - these kids are loving what they do. a great reminder that the arts have an amazing influence in the lives of little ones and that we all, in schools and homes, should nurture those talents.