Well, last week I promised a second Blue Cross Blue Shield commercial, and I know you’ve all been waiting on the edge of your seats. How about you request a song while you wait, like Diana?
By now I’m sure many of you are familiar with “Home,” the happy family shindig from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Not just because of Jorge and Alexa Narvaez‘ father-daughter rendition released a year or two ago, but because for awhile this song was everywhere.
Last year Blue Cross Blue Shield jumped on the original and put it in their commercial, probably to like sell insurance or something.
People constantly compare the bantering duet between bandmates Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos to Cash and Carter, and rightly so. In case your only experience with Johnny Cash and June Carter is Walk the Line, check out some of their live versions of “Jackson” which is easily their most famous (and best) duet.
But let’s get back to Edward Sharpe et al, the band of the hour. The big draw of this song is Jade Castrinos. I’m completely obsessed with her voice: she sings like bruises and blackberry jam, and it’s that kind of reckless joy that really drives this song home. BAM. Get it? Bu-dum-ching! Thank you, folks, I’ll be here all night.
Man-o-man you’re my best friend, I scream it to the nothingness
There ain’t nothing that I need
Holy moly, me-oh-my, you’re the apple of my eye
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you
Ohh, home, let me come home
Home is wherever I’m with you