She & Him is an indie folk band consisting of movie star Zooey Deschanel (vocals, piano, banjo) and M. Ward (guitar, production). The band’s first album, Volume One, was released on Merge Records in March, 2008.
Deschanel and Ward first met on the set of the film The Go-Getter, in which the actress had a starring role. The director, Martin Hynes, introduced them to each other and asked them to sing a duet together to be played at the end credits of the film. They decided to perform a Richard and Linda Thompson song entitled “When I Get to the Border”. The pair originally collaborated via e-mail, with Ward working out of his Portland, Oregon studio and Deschanel in her Los Angeles, California home. The city had a huge influence on Deschanel’s music, evoking long drives along the coastal roads listening to Brian Wilson and golden oldies, jam music on 1970s AM radio.
Their new album, aptly titled Volume Two, has just been released and been well recieved by critics. Check out their new single ‘In The Sun’ below…
Check out She & Him’s website HERE