Fenn Rosenthal, nearly 4, has just successfully recorded her first solo hit, thanks to her dad Tom Rosenthal sharing her adorable (and catchy!) song called “Dinosaurs in Love” on Twitter.
“Fenn, my nearly 4-year-old daughter, recorded her first-ever solo song today,” the proud dad wrote on Twitter. “She came up with all the words herself and I helped her a little bit with the tune.”
The song tells the story of two dinosaurs who fall in love, eat people, have a party, and then get killed after a big bang without getting to say goodbye to one another.
Tom, who is a singer-songwriter himself, is thrilled with his daughter’s musical prowess.
“She by the microphone, she’s got the headphone on, she starts singing, and she does as much as she can,” he told Buzzfeed News. “And then eventually after she’s done enough little bits of it, it kind of fits together. Sometimes we have little breaks…she gets bored; she wanders off; she comes back in.”
Tom admitted that he wasn’t sure where his daughter got her inspiration.
“I genuinely couldn’t tell you why she wanted to do a song about dinosaurs,” he told Buzzfeed News. “She’s got no particular affiliation with dinosaurs at all. They’re not something she particularly cares about or not, this is just what was in her head at the time.”
The song has received an overwhelming response, getting nearly 6 million views on Twitter and scoring retweets by the likes of Spotify and the Natural History Museum.
Since the song went viral, Tom and Finn have released a music video for the surprise hit that was shared on YouTube and Twitter much to fans’ delight. You can watch that video above.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.