Saturday, February 02, 2008

She & Him: Volume 1

First we had Minnie Driver, then it was Emmy Rossum, now folks the newest actress with hidden musical talents that will be unleashed upon the world next month is Zooey Deschanel.

Zooey who you probably recognize from movies like Elf, Eulogy, Manic, or the tv mini series Tin Man, has collaborated with musician/producer M. Ward to create an album under the title of She & Him. The two first met to record a cover version of Richard and Linda Thompson's "When I Get To The Border" for a film soundtrack. After their official first meeting, Zooey let it slip that she wrote and recorded her own songs at home on her computer and she ended up sending a few of her demo's to him.

Ward has said, "Her voice doesn't sound like anything else that's out there. All I really had to do is press record, I feel like she secretly had been working on a first record for years but kept it under her hat and focused on acting."
As for the name She & Him, Ward stated, "We wanted people to listen to the music first and foremost, before really making a fuss about who is making the music."

The album titled Volume 1 will be released March 18th through Merge records and the track listing goes as follows...

1) Sentimental Heart
2) Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
3) This Is Not A Test
4) Change Is Hard
5) I Thought I Saw Your Face Today
6) Take It Back
7) I Was Made For You
8) You Really Got A Hold On Me (Miracles cover)
9) Black Hole
10) Got Me
11) I Should Have Known Better (Beatles cover)
12) Sweet Darlin'

There is a video from a live show they did together recently that I will probably be adding just so we can get a taste of what we're in for. Thanks "Foobar123" for the tip. Much appreciated.


foobar123 said...

That picture is great! Where is it from? Also, there is a 12th track, "Sweet Darlin'"

foobar123 said...

Never mind. I see it's from the Merge website.