Set to the solemn track of a piano courtesy of her dad, the toddler's love song tugged hard at the heartstrings of all those who've listened to it since its debut on Twitter yesterday.
Yesterday was a big day for 3-year-old Fenn. The rosy-cheeked button-nosed little lady recorded her first-ever solo song on Wednesday, giving life to what might be the greatest tragic love ballads of all time. With a little help from her singer/songwriter father Tom Rosenthal, young Fenn sang of ill-fated dinosaurs in love, their tragic end at the hands of a "big bang," and how they couldn't say goodbye in their final moments. Trust me, it's a real tear-jerker. Set to the solemn track of a piano courtesy of her dad, Fenn's love song tugged hard at the heartstrings of all those who've listened to it since its debut on Twitter yesterday.
Posting the child prodigy's creation on Twitter, Rosenthal wrote, Fenn, my nearly 4-year-old daughter, recorded her first-ever solo song today. She came up with all the words herself and I helped her a little bit with the tune. It’s called ‘Dinosaurs in Love’. Since making its debut online, Fenn's love song catapulted her into the spotlight as the internet swooned over the toddler's poignant voice and the lyrics she'd come up with all by herself. In just a day's time, the tweet was retweeted over 44.4k times garnering more than 165k likes on Twitter alone.
Fenn, my nearly 4 year old daughter, recorded her first ever solo song today. She came up with all the words herself and I helped her a little bit with the tune. It’s called ‘Dinosaurs in Love’. 🦕❤️🦕 pic.twitter.com/erCgG0sUvP— Tom Rosenthal (@tomrosenthal) January 28, 2020
Speaking to CNN, Rosenthal revealed that while "Dinosaurs in Love" is Fenn's first solo track, he regularly encourages the 3-year-old and her 6-year-old sister Bess to compose their own melodies. "I just let them go wild with whatever is happening," he said. Fenn's previous creations with her older sister include the titles "Tigers in the forest," "Zebras in the zoo," and "Elephants have a little nap," all of which the proud father diligently shared with his 48.2k followers on Instagram. The sisters dropped their first creation in October last year and by the looks of it, they're only getting started.
Speaking of Fenn and how she's been handling her new-found fame, Rosenthal said, "I think she's got a really good sense of timing. She can just about count to 20 so she doesn't really get it if I say that half a million people have listened to the song. I told her that her grandma liked it and she wasn't that fussed about that. She enjoyed doing it, she listened to it when it was done and then she was gone." The doting dad who describes himself musically as "just a man singing songs in a fun, indie style," isn't too surprised that his daughters' "silly songs" are popular with his fans, as one of his own numbers is titled "Big Pot of Hummus."
Coming back to "Dinosaurs in Love," Rosenthal explained to TIME how his daughter's now-viral song came to be. Clarifying that all the melodies and lyrics came from Fenn, he said, "She wanted to do a song about dinosaurs. She stood next to the mic, and it all just came out." Here are little Miss Fenn's heartbreakingly beautiful lyrics:
Dinosaurs eating people
Dinosaurs in love
Dinosaurs having a party
They eat fruit and cucumber
They fell in love
They say 'thank you'
A big bang came
And they died
Dinosaurs dinosaurs fell in love
But they didn't say goodbyyye
But they didn't say Good Bye