She & Him

sheandhim2I know it’s out of season, but I love the movie Elf.  I also know that it’s meant for 6-year-olds, but I can’t help myself.  Something about it’s enchanting storyline and magical memories leave me with that unmistakable Christmas-y feeling every year.  Or maybe it’s just Will Ferrel prancing around like a 6-year-old and me having the humor of a small child.  It doesn’t take much for me.

But the other great part about the movie Elf is Will Ferrel’s love interest, Jovie.  At the time, I was unfamiliar with actress Zooey Deschanel.  In the movie, she steals the stage in the moments she decides to spread the Christmas cheer with her voice.  Usually in these situations, one would think she is most certainly lip syncing.  At first I thought the same thing.  But the unique jazzy, flowing tone of the voice made me dig deeper to find out the truth.  And the truth is, Zooey Deschanel can sing.  For real.

It wasn’t long before I discovered her band, along with songwriter M. Ward, She & Him.  The indie folk duo brings back the roots with a genuinely old-fashioned sound that’s relaxing and clean.  Rhythmic piano, melodic guitar and light drums compliment Deschanel’s unique voice in such a pleasant way, it’s a guaranteed feel-good album.  Check out both volumes and expect more to come.  These guys are on the ups.

Check out the video for “In The Sun”

About the Author

Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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