The idea of children releasing albums is hardly new. The youngest person I could find with an actual professionally-release album is Atithi Gautam K.C. of Nepal, who released a solo album at the age of three.
Adorable, but move over kid. The new champion is America’s Luca Yupanqui who recorded her first album when she was MINUS years old.
She’s the daughter of Elizabeth Hart (of the psych-rock band Psychic Ills) and musician Iván Diaz Mathé. They came up with the idea of hold five one-hour “joint meditation” sessions with electrodes attached to mom’s abdomen. Using something called “biosonic MIDI technology,” the in utero vibrations were then converted to music video some synths.
The material was then edited with mom and dad “trying to intervene as little as possible, allowing Luca’s message to exist in its raw form.” The full album, Sounds of the Unborn, will be released on April 2. Here’s a sample.