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Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward to Make Sweet, Sweet Album

Turns out, the musical collaboration between singer-songwriter M. Ward and the insanely adorable Zooey Deschanel isn't just a one-time thing. In an interview with the LA radio station KCRW, Deschanel said the two have recorded a full-length album coming out in March. The two recorded "When I Get to the Border" together for the movie The Go-Getter and decided not to stop there:

We had so much fun that M asked to hear these demos that I'd made. I write a lot of music but I'm kind of shy about it. He asked to hear it, and then he heard it, and he asked if we could do something together, because it was fun, and why not?

The two are recording as She and Him, and their first album is called Volume One — which, I hope, means volumes two, three, and more could be coming down the line. Two songs from She and Him, "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?" and "Sentimental Heart," are streaming over at this MySpace page right now. Both feature Deschanel's singing, which I really love — and not just because I tend to adore Zooey in any form. I'm especially fond of the first song's old-timey style, and both have me eager to hear more from She and Him.

The two also appeared together in LA recently, and you can check out two of the songs they performed, "Lonesome Town" and "I Put a Spell on You," if you


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AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
OMG this is so exciting! I have been hoping that she would release an album for a long time :D
pequeña pequeña 9 years
Zooey is adorable. I'm excited about this, they sound very good!
bebe82 bebe82 9 years
yes..Norah and Zoe put on an amazing was an awesome show!
JessNess JessNess 9 years
I was able to find some downloads of their songs. My FAVORITE is the cover of Really Got a Hold of Me by Smokey is so pretty
ZooeyFan123 ZooeyFan123 9 years
The album will be released on March 18. It is already up to pre-order at Amazon.
Padraigin Padraigin 9 years
Album rocks. M and Zooey sounds amazing together.
bedmik042 bedmik042 9 years
so exciting! I was the LA performance and they were PHENOMENAL!
isobelstevens isobelstevens 9 years
She has an AMAZING AMAZING voice. I've always enjoyed it, ever since Elf!
Jinx Jinx 9 years
I liked her as Anita in Almost Famous, I loved her as Kate in Eulogy, but I love that movie in general. I thought she was more fun to watch in Failure To Launch then SJP, and she was sweet as Ms. Edmonds, the teacher in Bridge to Tarabithia. But thats just my opinion. :)
ellipsery ellipsery 9 years
Yessss! One of my good friends and I just love Zooey Deschanel, so I'll have to let her in on this!
raieven raieven 9 years
I liked her in The Good Girl but not much else since, can someone recommend something?
Food Food 9 years
oh fun! i love m. ward and zooey, this could be a lot of fun!
sarasonne sarasonne 9 years
I agree, she was so good in Elf, such a classy voice.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Wow, Norah and Zooey together, what an awesome show!
bebe82 bebe82 9 years
She opened for Norah Jones last year here in Vancouver and she's amazing!! I love her!! can't wait!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
I love Zooey and I love M. I'm excited for this!
piraterie piraterie 9 years
Fantastic! Zooey's so ridiculously talented. Love her so much and am so looking forward to this!
nancita nancita 9 years
Wow, this is very exciting news!! I really think M. Ward is an excellent songwriter (BTW, I love that Zoe actually calls him "M") and her vocals are well suited to his soulful style.
jillyb34ns jillyb34ns 9 years
Ohh my goodness! I love Zooey and her sister Emily! They're like the super-sisters! They're both so beautiful and talented.
marielinha marielinha 9 years
love love love zooey
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Good for her! I just love her, she rocks!
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
Ever since I saw Elf, I have been in love with her voice. Sounds like a good album!
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