Thursday, July 30, 2015

Celebrity Rock: Don't Look Back (2010)

If someone ever thinks of doing a biography of the late pop icon Karen Carpenter for the big screen, they might want to consider actress-singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), 1/2 of She & Him, for the lead.

Evidence of this would be the following track from She & Him's "Volume 2", released in 2010. "Don't Look Back" is a throwback to AM radio pop of the 60's & 70's, with Zooey's voice falling in between Carpenter, and either Linda Ronstadt or the late Lesley Gore. Scope out the video, and let me know what you think.

I can picture Zooey covering "(They Long to Be) Close to You" or any other Carpenters hit, can't you?


magicdog said...

I'd heard of Zooey doing some singing in between acting gigs but songs like this one should definitely get more airplay!

She definitely does sound like Lesley Gore or Karen Carpenter and she could definitely handle any Carpenter-esque pop tune they throw at her.

hobbyfan said...

She & Him have been flying under the radar of commercial radio, but how much longer could that last, given "New Girl" is still in production?