She & Him to Release "Classics" This Fall
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:01:51
Baby, you're so classic, to borrow a phrase from MKTO!
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett aren't the only duo doing standards.
Zooey Deschanel's She & Him, newly signed to Columbia Records, will release Classics, an album of carefully-selected and timeless standards, this fall.
She & Him also feature M. Ward in their ranks.
Here's the intel on the album: She & Him recorded the album live, allowing a spontaneity that captured the spirit of the songs in their truest form. Ward exercised his acute ear for string arrangements, co-arranging a full 20-piece orchestra. The result unfurls as 13 "Classics" cuts as heartbreaking as they are uplifting.
"We are incredibly excited to release a record of our favorite songs. 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," said Deschanel.
The duo is as comfortable and complementary together as the Brill Building and The Shirelles, the perfect pair to realize their long-time goal of putting these standards to wax. With Deschanel's powerfully pure and emotive voice, and Ward's seemingly-effortless mastery of instrumentation, the band's music is only matched by their feverous passion and knowledge of the standards themselves.
Chosen with the thoughtful precision of a scholar, albeit an impassioned scholar, some tunes may ring familiar, and some She & Him hopefully become familiar.
Such a beautiful sentiment, right?
Check out the short but sweet snippet below. WE WANT MORE! Hurry, She & Him! Share more with us, like the track listing and release date. Please!
Who is excited about Z. Deschanel and M. Ward doing Classics on their new album, due out this fall?