She & Him's first original music in five years embraces 'Universal Love' LGBTQ theme

Songs of homosexual love build off idea introduced in MGM Resorts campaign

Published On
Apr 24, 2018

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Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward are the latest musicians to jump on the "Universal Love" theme recently introduced the LGBTQ wedding album from MGM Resorts and McCann New York, which reimagined classic love tunes with the help of artists including Bob Dylan, Kesha, St. Vincent and others.

Actress/singer Deschanel, who with fellow M. Ward form the duo She & Him, have debuted their a pair of tunes celebrating homosexual love, their first new music in five years. The songs, and "She Gives Her Love To Me" and "He Gives His Love to Me," are essentially the same, but each addressing a different type of relationship: in one Deschanel sings of love for a woman, while in the other, she sings of a man's love for a man.

"We have always believed that love belongs to everyone - so love songs should too," the pair said in a statement. "What drew us to this project is that it opens up new ways of thinking about songwriting. It would be amazing if our songs help to inspire other artists to engage with lyrics in a more open, and inclusive way."

The songs are available on all streaming platforms from today. You can check on Deschanel's track here and Ward's here on Spotify.

Credits

Date
Apr 24, 2018
Brand:
MGM Resorts
Client:
MGM Resorts
Agency:
McCann-New York
Chief Creative Officer:
Eric Silver
Co-Chief Creative Officer:
Tom Murphy
Co-Chief Creative Officer:
Sean Bryan
Executive Creative Director:
Chris Mitton
Executive Creative Director:
Nir Refuah
Creative Director:
Benjamin Vendramin
Creative Director:
Jesse Potack
Creative Director:
Carlos Wigle
Creative Director:
Scott Cooney
Senior Producer:
Deb Archambault
Design Director:
George Katz
Design Director:
David Mashburn
President:
Devika Bulchandani
Executive Producer:
Patrick Milling Smith
Executive Producer:
Wool and Tusk
Executive Producer:
Rob Kaplan
Production:
Craig & Karl
Album Artwork and Animation Artwork:
by Trollback (Animated Film)

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