Kimya Dawson to write songs for Sesame Street

Former Moldy Peach/Juno singer to write for kids

The Moldy PeachesKimya 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, 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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