Daily Song Study

She & Him – Change Is Hard

In songs on October 19, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Zooey Deschanel, half of She & Him, gets a lot of hate from some quarters, and I sort of understand that. It really shouldn’t be fair that someone can be a talented actress and also a gifted songwriter & singer. But it’s difficult to listen to her compositions and conclude that she should not be writing songs. If anyone else had written the song in today’s example, they would certainly be encouraged to continue. It doesn’t hurt that the band’s other half, one M. Ward, is a highly skilled arranger and musician as well.

The interesting part is that her tunes draw from a ’60s and ’70s pop aesthetic that had all but died out prior to the advent of She & Him, making her not only a writer, but also something of a musical archivist. Perhaps it’s not fair, but it appears to be a fact.
  1. Wow. Maybe it’s from being a child of the 70s and this sound is SO accurate, but this sound and it’s while sound really does it for me.

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