The melancholy pop sounds from the duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward.
Jun 26, 2010
She & Him is a remarkable duo featuring the vocals and keyboards of Zooey Deschanel and the talented multi-instrumentalist M. Ward. Zooey's sweet melancholy vocals are balanced out by the retro and stripped down production of the M. Ward. The duo's music is very underrated and doesn't get the recognition I feel it deserves. The lyrics and music are very complex, Zooey has a natural talent for writing music whilst M. Ward is another talented musician who's production skills are very top notch. I love the melancholy and bitter sweet music from this duo and I hope to hear more from them in the future. Check out their new single In the Sun and their latest album She and Him Volume Two.
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Formed: 2006 in Years Active: 00's;0 's Genre: ROCK
She & Him is the somewhat unlikely pairing of country-folk artist M. Ward and actress Zooey Deschanel. While starring in the 2007 film The Go-Getter, Deschanel was asked by director Martin Hynes to perform a duet with Ward, who had agreed to helm the movie's soundtrack. The two recorded a well-received cover of Richard & Linda Thompson's "When I Get to the Border" and later reconvened in Portland, where they set to work on recording Deschanel's own material (which the actress had previously kept secret) in Ward's studio. Drawing upon analog production techniques and the timeless catalogs of the Zombies, Dusty Springfield, and Linda Ronstadt, the duo emerged with Volume One, a collection of covers and originals that introduced Deschanel as a competent singer/songwriter. Andrew Leahey, All Music Guide