Tuesday, May 17, 2011

M. Ward: The Song Is Always The Same

M. Ward is all over the place in the music industry.  You may know him as half of She & Him, the duo he and Zoey Deschanel started.  Or you may be familiar with his work as part of Indie super group Monsters of Folk. Or perhaps you know him as just M. Ward, singer-songwriter extraordinaire.  Just in case you don't fall into any of those categories, I'd like to introduce you to Matthew Stephen Ward, better known as M. Ward, singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon.  There!  Now you know.

As you might have guessed, it's been a winding road for M. Ward's venture into music.  His first full length release, Duet For Guitars #2 was released in 1999.  However, M. Ward didn't become a fixture on Indie playlists till the mid 2000's.  He's written, performed, and produced with a long list of powerhouses in music.

This solo performance crushed me.  The way the words take their time making their way to the microphone, makes it seem as though the song moves in slow motion.  It's a song that hits the feeling of lonely squarely on the head.  Just take a listen.  Here's M. Ward performing "Fuel For Fire" from the album Transistor Radio.

M. Ward always seems to be up to something new.  If you'd like to keep up with him, visit his website.  You might just be hearing him in some capacity again on this blog.  Think, beautiful actress!  There's your hint.

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