She And Him – Volume Three - 2013

SHE & HIM Volume Three

01. I’ve Got Your Number, Son
02. Never Wanted Your Love
03. Baby
04. I Could’ve Been Your Girl
05. Turn To White
06. Somebody Sweet to Talk to
07. I Something’s Haunting You
08. Together
09. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
10.Snow Queen
11.Sunday Girl
13.Shadow of Love
14.Reprise (I Could’ve Been Your Girl)

If you take a good look at the album cover, you may recognise this young lady – Zooey Deschanel, the star of TV comedy series, New Girl. Long before playing the cute and quirky Jessica Day, she teamed up with M.Ward forming the group, SHE AND HIM in 2006. They proved to be on one-hit wonders with their debut album, Volume One (released on Merge Records in 2008). Paste magazine hailed the duo’s debut the No.1 album of the year. Their second album, Volume Two followed, which took them on tours throughout America and Europe, headlining for the likes of BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, Jeff Tweedy and BUILT TO SPILL. They went on to release A Very She & Him Christmas in 2011 – in which the 12-track production was one of the top three best-selling albums on Amazon.

In addition to their success, they contributed to the title track for New Girl. They also produced a theme song for the movie Winnie the Pooh. The theme song (So Long) was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Original Song.

Now SHE AND HIM have just released their 60’s pop-inspired album Volume Three. The 14 track-collection kicks off with the fun, catchy and upbeat I’ve Got Your Number, Son; Never Wanted Your Love; Baby and I Could’ve Been Your Girl. Although these songs will, no doubt, put anyone in an uplifting mood, they run the risk of being dismissed after five minutes.  The album winds down to the ultra mellow, Turn to White, Somebody Sweet to Talk to and When Something’s Haunting You. The real star of the show is the toe-tapping/head nodding Together, where Deschanel’s soothing vocals is reminiscent of 60’s icon DUSTY SPRINGFIELD.

SHE AND HIM put their spin on the 60’s classic Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, and BLONDIE’s Sunday Girl – where Deschanel, in parts, sings in French- a great addition to the album.

Overall Volume Three is a surprisingly pleasant production that probably won’t be for everyone – but it will take a special treat for any 60’s pop fanatics.  

The entire album is now up for stream at