I was driving through some beautiful green and yellow hills today when I heard this song come on KCRW. I didn’t recognize M. Ward without his counterpart, Zooey Deschanel (the other half of She & Him).
I love the full, folk sound of this song. I love the old-time feel of the backup vocals. I also love the subtle organ, which helps to sustain the full sound of the chords.
My favorite thing about this song, though, are the different variations of the chorus.
I particularly love these:
And it’s joy, honey, pure joy/ Pure joy just to see you again
And it’s joy, honey, pure joy/ To feel the strength of your kiss against my lips.
It’s a sweet song, and I’m looking forward to checking out the whole album.