What Up Mang have released a new track called “Talent Show” that was written for them by an 8-year-old girl. According to Internet lore, the band stumbled across a picture of the lyrics posted to Facebook last week by a friend who had them hanging above her desk at work. They were reportedly handwritten by the friend’s 8-year-old niece and depicted her agonizing struggle with participating in a school talent show. Feeling the child’s pain, the band decided they were in the position to elevate the girl’s spirits by placing music to the lyrics and recording the song in tribute to her struggle. Crying real tears of pain and sorrow during the recording session, the track was completely written, recorded, and mastered within an hour. The album cover artwork took an additional four or five minutes. All told, the band was able to post a SoundCloud link to the finished track in the comments of the original Facebook post within two hours of reading it. Folks, this is 2015.
You can download “Talent Show” right now from the Smoothspin Store, as well as iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. You can also stream the track for free Spotify, SoundCloud, and Apple Music. Of course, all proceeds from sales of the song will go directly to the child’s college fund, so if you have any sense of decency you’ll do the right thing and pay for the track.