In 2008 when the highly respectable singer-songwriter M Ward, paired up with actress Zooey Deschanel, despite her well endowed blue eyes, we were skeptical. Zooey hadn’t even been in the beloved romcom “(500) Days of Summer” yet. But their little duo, She & Him, proved their worth with Volume 1 and it’s sunny 50’s, polka-dot skirt vibes.
[Matt Ward and Zooey Deschanel. Photo by Taea Thale.]
Far from an upstart, Zooey had actually been singing a long time and penning ditties in her spare time no one head yet heard. She performed a bunch of the oldies songs for “Elf,” the Will Ferrel Christmas vehicle, soundtrack as early as ’03. In fact, she regularly sang on the soundtracks for the films she appeared in and in 2007 met M. Ward when they recorded a song together during the production of “The Go-Getter.”
They’re back now with She & Him’s Volume 2, just released. I sure do like M. Ward, but that Zooey…gosh, she’s a dreamboat. Here’s one off the album, a cover of an oldie called “Gonna Get Along Without You Now,” courtesy of NPR:
And in case you’ve not seen it yet, the video for “In the Sun” the first single from the album Volume 2. (Merge Records, 2010) Directed by Peyton Reed.
Read a brief chat I had with M. Ward a while back about a different thing he’s into.
Steam the whole album from NPR.
She & Him home.