Tuesday, 18 March 2008

She & Him

M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel are already a pretty charming pair. He does antiquated, rattly blues folk very well, and there's a definite warmth about his music that I always find comforting. But somehow he just seems to keep passing me by. I always forget about him as soon as I stop listening to him, and it takes other people to remind me of him, to make me go back to it. I like Zooey Deschanel in a similar kind of way, I suppose. I always forget she exists until I see her in a movie or a photo and am again startled by how appealing and chic and watchable she is.

She & Him, their new project together seems to have filled in the blanks, though. A friend who just got back from A&Ring at SXSW pointed me in their direction.

And y'know... it's early days, we've just met, it's premature to start saying the L word... but gosh, I'm so bowled over by them. She's an actress! I didn't know her voice could swoop like that! Or that the two of them together would write such fluttery, dextrous and addictive songs. Change Is Hard is like a beaten Jolene's dejected apology, and Sentimental Heart starts off naive and raw, before... well, I won't ruin it for you.

I know I'm jumping in here, but I think I love them.

She & Him @ the Hype Machine

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I loooovvvveee Matt Ward