Friday, March 26, 2010


'In the Sun' by She & Him

If Britney Spears was aware of how shocking her dance moves in the clip for 'Baby One More Time' were, it would have looked a little like this. 

Indie darlings Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward make beautiful music together with She & Him's Volume Two. What makes my girl crush on Ms Deschanel (Mrs Gibbard, now?) grow even stronger is that they seem to be void of the usual pretensions. Their clip for 'In The Sun', a sweetly upbeat indie-country ditty, features some truly terrible white-boy dancing. Deschanel prances and tries her hand at that heartbeat move where you pop your hands over your chest... in the halls of a stereotypical highschool. It's hammed up just to the point where you can't quite tell if they're half serious, or not. Either way, it's cute as a button and perfect for She & Him's twee style. If you're reading this Zooey, I love you. And your husband. Just saying.

Let the dance battle of Britney and Zooey begin. I think we all know who comes out with all their teeth intact.

Is this an adequate representation of clips from the 'Jeanie in a Bottle' days, minus the skank and jailbait factors? Is that something you're even keen to see revived? Leave a comment below, naysayers!


  1. Gosh I want Zooey's clothing. It also reminds me quite a lot of Bjork's 'It's oh so quiet' film clip...Does it do that for you too?

  2. I just want to be her... is that too much to ask? And, yes I definitely see that!