Kimya Dawson to write songs for Sesame Street

Former Moldy Peach/Juno singer to write for kids

Kimya Dawson to write songs for Sesame Street
The Moldy Peaches' Kimya Dawson is reportedly set to write music for legendary children's TV show Sesame Street.

Dawson, who was a member of the New York anti-folk band with singer-songwriter Adam Green, received a call from the producers of the TV series after her songs were prominently used in the recent hit film 'Juno'.

Speaking to Billboard.com, Dawson said: "I'm a kid of the '70s, and I definitely grew up with 'Sesame Street' - the old 'Sesame Street'. I'm just a huge, huge fan."

The singer has recently completed a children's album, ‘Alphabutt’, scheduled to be released in August.

Explaining the concept, Dawson said: “[The songs are] not necessarily anything like a lot of other kids' music that's out there. I think the songs are really free, which is a little different from a lot of other kids' music I've heard. And I think kids will connect with it, musically, 'cause it's actually kids playing. It's really free and kind of wild."

--By our New York staff.
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