Tuesday, January 11, 2011

She & Him - Volume One

Artist: She & Him
Album: Volume One
Year: 2008
Length: 36 minutes, 27 seconds
Genre: Indie pop
Why I picked it up: Girl crush on Zooey Deschanel
Favourite tracks: Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?, Black Hole
Random lyric: I don't want you, but I need you/ Don't wanna kiss you, but I need to/ Oh, you do me wrong now/ My love is strong now
Purchase: Amazon | iTunes | Check your local music store!

How can you not love Zooey Deschanel? I'd say she's a role model of mine (I wish I could be as cute as her :P). After hearing her sing in a few different films, I was excited to find out that she was part of musical duo but it was only last week that I got around to downloading She & Him's first album (that sounds grammatically awkward but oh well...). I am happy to say it doesn't disappoint.

I love Zooey's voice. It's sweet and simple and lovely and a few other adjectives that I can't really think of right now. I like how M. Ward produces the songs, they are perfectly suited to the kind of music I always imagined Zooey would sing well. The music is simple and fun and summery and enjoyable and definitely reminiscent of days gone by. I like to sing the songs under my breath while I'm working at my computer. There isn't a lot to say. Some might dismiss this music as blah blah fluffy, but this isn't music meant to be earth-shattering or ground-breaking. This is simple, light-hearted music that makes for nice listening and nothing more. I'm enjoying listening to it in my quieter moments and I'm looking forward to listening to it on the swings at the beach in the summer =)

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