March 16, 2008
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward

I’m not quite sure in what movie I first came across Zooey Deschanel, but it was crush at first sight, I’m certain.  Of course, the first thing to kill a celebrity crush tends to be some kind of ill-advised vanity project.  Luckily, Zooey’s recent attempt at a musical career turns out to be pretty well-advised.

First up, she’s collaborated with M. Ward.  Always a good idea.  Secondly, she’s written her own material – the surest sign that she’s serious about music (c.f. ScarJo’s Tom Waits covers album).  Thirdly, Zooey has some talent for this singer-songwriter thing.  Not an amazing voice, but one that’s idiosyncratic and interesting.  And the “vanity project” tag doesn’t seem fair when she’s releasing her work under a strange band-name.

Fan boys everwhere are wetting themselves.

She and Him – “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?”


One comment

  1. Des played me this a couple of weeks ago, and said something about her voice being “weird”. I disagreed. I like her voice. It’s strong and powerful and hella jazzy.

    Also, my first memory of her is singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” in Elf. Which alerted me to the fact that she’ll probably be releasing something musical smetime soon.

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