Recently Zooey put up some videos of herself singing covers of Patsy Cline and other various traditional songs by herself to a webcam…although one featured a cameo by Parks & Rec’s Jean Ralphio, check them out here and here. How many singers could do this? Could Lady Gaga in her undershirt, lack of make-up and a guest spot by a supporting cast from Community not only generate some viral buzz but actually be good? Zooey not only pulls it off, she’s so good unaided by production equipment, she may actually sound better and more authentic than she does when she’s been produced by the biggest and best mixing equipment on the planet. To me that’s talent. That’s talent you can’t train with a panel of celebrity judges. It’s unfair that she may never be taken seriously as a real rock star because of her actress status but if you put her toe-to-toe with the other female singers of today…she’s as good as the best of them…and better than most. It just goes to show, to music labels it’s more important to sell their product than to promote a product that may actually be good. Can we start a movement like Occupy Sony…or Occupy Universal?
Here is She & Him – Volume II and 1/2
2. Oh Boy!
3. So Long
6. Lotta Love
11. Winnie the Pooh
12. Shape I’m In
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