Inspired by his baby son, Starship Lullaby was released in 2010 with all proceeds from every download donated to Starship.
Tiki says, "I wrote this song for my son, Charlie Te Marama -
I'm always singing and playing the guitar and it totally calms him
down. One day when he was 3 months old, I was jamming some random
chords and noticed he got really excited, every time I played them
he went nuts. So off to the studio I went to piece the song
together, and after a few days I had fleshed out the beginnings of
the Starship Lullaby.
A while later, after recording the demo and letting it sit, I had a dream that I gifted the song to Starship Children's Hospital, and it went on to help generate funds for their cause. So that next morning I sent an email to the Starship Foundation outlining my idea, and how I would like them to have and use this track any way possible, and this is when our partnership began.
It's been an amazing journey watching this song grow, and its effect on every one who hears it. I've been blessed to have some incredibly talented people involved in the making of the song and the video. I hope this song reaches the heart and soul of all who hear it, and that through just one simple download know that you are helping save lives."
The music video for Starship Lullaby was filmed in Starship Hospital with Tiki putting on a concert for all the Starship kids. You can watch the clip below.
Starship Lullaby is also available now from Amplifier.co.nz, itunes, Telecom, Vodafone, Digirama.co.nz, MarbecksDigital.co.nz and Tiki's own website, Tikidub.com.