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  • She & Him are an American indie folk duo consisting of singer and pianist Zooey Deschanel and guitarist and producer M. Ward. This is the first single from their second album, Volume 2.
  • Deschanel told Pitchfork Media about the writing of this song: "I originally composed it with a classic jazz chord progression—with a little chromatic step—and it was slower. But we got in the studio and Matt [Ward asked], 'Why don't we put a Bee Gees beat on it?' And it totally came to life in a way I didn't expect."
    Ward added: "We were able to use those same chords, but it doesn't sound like jazz, it just sounds rich. People like Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and Johnny Marr are geniuses at bringing in those major seventh and sixth and ninth chords in different ways."

Comments: 2

  • Beth from N/a, VaThis is the song that made me fall in love with She & Him. I like how Deschanel sings about romantic disappointment, but manages to put a positive spin on it with an upbeat melody. Too bad there wasn't a B side or single of the classic jazz version--that would've been really neat to hear.
  • Breanna from Heber, UtI really like this song. I am a giant fan of She and Him, and I can thank my cousin for that.
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