Sunday Suggestion – The Shins – So Now What?

James Mercer of The Shins and Broken Bells produced a contribution to the soundtrack of Zack Braff’s kickstarter film ‘Wish I Was Here’. It’s a reunion of sorts between the two with both gaining a lot of attention for the film ‘Garden State’ and this soundtrack for this film also includes Bon Iver, Coldplay and Cat Power as Braff looked to make the music an integral part of the film. Off the back of a very solid Broken Bells album with Danger Mouse; James Mercer had written a typically dreamy and floating piece of indie pop to the film through The Shins gazing delivery. Light and airy synths chime to open the track as Mercer’s echoing and ranging vocal to light the song even higher into the clouds. The floating and motion slowing chorus is tugged back down slightly in the verse and bridge with close jangling and lightly charged riffs and Mercer’s swinging lower tonally before being lifted back up into the air by the time the chorus arrives. It’s the ultimate daydreamers song.

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995