She & Him Classics 180g Vinyl LP + Download
Zooey Deschanel and Matt Ward, aka She & Him, are as comfortable and complementary a musical pair as Les Paul and Mary Ford. Matt and Zooey make music for an eternal springtime, when the temperature is warm enough to go riding with the top (or at least the windows) rolled down and the radio turned up.
They occupy an alternate universe where the saddest of songs feel as warm as sun showers; the rain may be coming down, but somewhere nearby, everything looks bright.
What began as a fascinating, no-strings attached collaboration on 2008’s Volume One has evolved into a bona fide recording and touring outfit not to mention three follow-up albums including Volume Two (2010), A Very She & Him Christmas and Volume 3 (2013). Now the duo returns in 2014 on Columbia Records with Classics, a collection of carefully-selected timeless standards from the 1930s, '40s and '50s which they recorded live and accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra, allowing a spontaneity that captured the spirit of the songs in their truest forms.
In addition to lead single ""Stay Awhile" (Dusty Springfield), the 13-track walk down memory lane includes sublime takes on "Oh No, Not My Baby" (Maxine Brown), "Time After Time" (Jule Styne) and "This Girl's In Love With You" (Burt Bacharach).
“We are incredibly excited to release a record of our favorite songs,” said Deschanel. “It was a dream of ours to record these songs in a way that highlighted the brilliance of the songwriting and the beauty of their melodies. We had a wonderful time making the record and we hope people have a wonderful time listening to it.”
She & Him Classics Track Listing:
1. Stars Fell On Alabama
2. Oh No, Not My Baby
3. It's Not For Me To Say
4. Stay Awhile
5. This Girl's In Love With You
6. Time After Time
8. Teach Me Tonight
9. It's Always You
10. Unchained Melody
11. I'll Never Be Free
12. Would You Like To Take a Walk?
13. We'll Meet Again