Monday, February 16, 2009

She & Him

As promised on Saturday, I will now tell you all about She & Him.

Did you see the movie Elf? Remember the gorgeous young lady in the movie, the one singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside”? Did you say to yourself, “Dang, that girl can sing and I would pay good money to listen to her do so”?

Well if you did, then you got your wish with She & Him. Zooey Deschanel paired with M. Ward to create She & Him, and released their debut album (Volume One) in 2008. I can’t really describe their style-iTunes lists them as alternative. Their songs are beautiful, moving, and sometimes goofy. They even feature their remakes of “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” and “You Really Got A Hold On Me” on their album. Zooey’s voice is beyond beautiful and I am particularly in love with “Sentimental Heart”-sad yet lovely.

Their website describes their approach to music thusly: a boy and girl choir hell-bent making music the old-fashioned way: by hand - and with as few machines as humanly possible. I’d say that sounds about right. Give them a listen; you won’t regret it. My two favorites are Sentimental Heart and Sweet Darlin’. And I have to thank Kim for nudging me in their direction.

I was going to include a little player with some of their songs, but it drives me crazy that it starts playing the second you come to my blog. Instead I will just provide you with a link to a site where you can listen for free, should you so choose!

Click here to listen.

3 comments:

Bee and Rose said...

Thank you for the link! Zooey is a fantastic singer! I loved her singing in "Elf"! Who knew?

Michelle said...

Thanks for the link, I'll have to check that out!

Great list too! If I actually owned an iPod, then I'd do that too...I think I need to get with the times!

Hope you had a nice weekend!

Older and Wiser said...

Nice song, but I think the group name is dumb. If my Ipod ever starts working again I may have to download some of their songs.