Thursday, April 7, 2011

Winnie the Pooh - Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward

First off, let me say that I'm sorry for not posting in a while. I have a book project that I've been working on and deadlines are coming up. I hope to post on a semi-regular basis between now and July, fingers crossed.

I am really looking forward to the upcoming Winnie the Pooh movie this summer. As a fan of the traditional style of animation, plus the original Pooh shorts, the previews that I've seen have been a great tease.

As with most of these sequels, I fully expected to hear a cover of the title song on the film's soundtrack. Sure enough, a nice cover is brought to us by ZOOEY DESCHANEL and M. WARD.

Deschanel may be the more familiar of the duo, thanks to he film roles such as Elf and (500) Days of Summer, but together with M. Ward, they form the folk-pop duo SHE & HIM.

The pair met on the set of The Go-Getter which happened to star Zooey. The two found a comparable taste in music, and having heard her sing in Elf, Ward suggested they get together and record a few of her original songs. They have released two albums and even tour sporadically when Deschanel is not shooting a movie.

While not billed as She & Him, the pair contribute a few songs to the movie, including this cover which Zooey sings pretty conservatively. She has a great voice and I would have liked to hear her own it a bit more. So Long, the original song they wrote for the film, is really great.

The soundtrack album is supposed to arrive this Tuesday (April 11), but there is no listing that I can find on Amazon.


Anonymous said...

It released April 11 in the UK. Look on They'll ship to the U.S.

Andy said...

Very nice, but I think the mp3 needs to get fixed.

Hits And Fits said...

Hi there,

Just found your blog today for the first time and have to say this is the best concept ever!

I was infatuated with Disney music growing up, and would listen nonstop to my 'simply mad about the mouse' (I think that's what they were called) compilations featuring covers of Disney tunes by En Vogue and other popular artists at the time.

I'm looking forward to reading more posts ...

- Ava

Anonymous said...

where have you been!?! its been too long since you've had a song up here!