She and Him’s new album is a tribute to legendary songwriter Brian Wilson.
Zooey Deschanel and Mr. Ward’s new record, titled ‘Brian Wilson. Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson’ features 14 covers imbued with their own distinctive style.
The musical duo – who have worked with Brian before – said: “In the spring of 2020 we started a list of our favorite Brian songs – a very long list.
“We chose songs without regard to their performance on the charts. The more obscure ones hit us as hard as the most popular songs – and all of them are ripe for re-imagining, re-interpreting and reinventing.
“Brian writes songs of beauty, loneliness and vulnerability better than anyone – and by sequencing them alongside popular songs of trust, love and pleasure, it creates a fuller picture of life on earth.”
The new album is the group’s first record since their 2016 release “Christmas Party.”
Brian, 79 – who is widely recognized as one of the most important songwriters of his generation – is a huge fan of She and Him’s new album.
The acclaimed musician called the harmonies “beautiful” and admitted to loving the new record.
He said, “Zooey and Matt did such stunning versions of our songs. The harmonies are beautiful and perfect. I love this record!”
Zooey and Matt have already filmed a QVC-inspired video for ‘Darlin’, the album’s lead single. In the video directed by Lara Jean Gallagher, the duo are seen swapping lead vocals as they try to sell nail polish.
List of “Melt Away” tracks:
2. Wouldn’t that be nice
3. Until I Die
6. Good for my baby
7. Don’t talk (Put your head on my shoulder)
8. Don’t worry baby
10. Kiss me, baby
11. Do It Again with Brian Wilson
12. Heads you win, tails I lose
13. Please Let Me Ask Me
14. Designed for you