Stay Awhile - She & Him
We head stateside today to LA for our LCM featured duo Zooey Deschanel and Matt Ward better known as She & Him. Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is 'Stay Awhile' is taken from their 2014 'Classics' album. A very clever video for this one as well :)
Zooey and Matt met on the set of the film 'The Go-Getter', in which Zooey had a starring role. Martin Hynes, the director, introduced them to each other and asked them to sing a duet for the film's end credits. They performed the song "When I Get to the Border" by Richard and Linda Thompson.The two bonded over a shared interest in albums produced by George Martin and Phil Spector, as well as certain Ralph Peer groups such as the Carter Family.
Matt heard Zooey sing in the film 'Elf'. He was surprised to learn that although she wrote songs she hadn't pursued a career in music. Zooey commented in an interview with Venus Zine: "I always thought I would be able to sing and act, but at a certain point, it became difficult for me to share the music part. So I was writing a ton of music, but not really doing anything with it. I didn't really know exactly who to collaborate with until I met Matt, and everything seemed to fall into place.” Zooey had actually done years' worth of home demos, but was shy about becoming a big-name celebrity. On a whim, she sent them to Matt who called her a short time later, telling her that he would like to record her songs properly, and their band She & Him was formed.Zooey said in an interview: "I always have loved music, ever since I was really little. I just loved to sing.