Sometimes magic can be created in the oddest of places. Such as the case with today’s song choice. Coming from what I’m sure was a laughable film at the very least (it grossed $1 million off a $9 million budget and has the 14th worst per-theater average weekend opening ever), but somehow an amazing song came out from actor/singers in the film Steven Strait and Ashlee Simpson. This track is one of my favorites ever and has so many nice moments…just wish it got the attention it deserved.
Starting with an ambient, electronic beginning similar to something you’d hear from Owl City today (but might I remind you, this song came out in 2005) laced with piano chords and soft percussion accompaniment, Steven comes in with Ashlee harmonizing right on that first verse–I melt.
Ashlee’s rhaspy but soft approach to these verses a very vulnerable, beautiful quality that makes this song truly stand out as an incredible duet and takes keeps with this idea the entire song.
An absolutely wonderful, not to mention the wonderful lyrics. Listen below. And when I say listen, I do mean listen, don’t watch this lame performance from the movie: