The Music

She & Him – Classics

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward have crooned their way into our hearts with this, their warm new album paying tribute to the classics.

She & Him are known for confluencing country, blues and swing, ranging from the 1930s to ‘60s. Deschanel’s voice is completely recognisable and if you’ve liked their previous albums, this won’t disappoint. From the well-knownUnchained Melody to other favourites like We’ll Meet Again, She & Him have greatly anticipated the sounds of this season with those old favourites, which, if you didn’t know before, you will grow to love now.

The duo have kept busy with other projects, yet since forming in 2006 have managed to release Volumes 1, 2 and 3 as well as a Christmas album. They have now seized the opportunity to round off their collection with a crowd-pleaser that is smooth to the ears. If classics don’t hit your sweet spot, this album will do nothing for you, but it certainly does deliver in terms of class and that sweetness the pair continue to provide.

On this particular release, they’ve enlisted a 20-piece orchestra to compliment uplifting tracks like Teach Me Tonightand It’s Always You. Their melancholic tunes, such as their duet, Time After Time, feature harmonies on the line, “I’m so lucky to be loving you.” This 13-track release will have you feeling fresh and fine for the summer time, a dreamy touch of sunshine.

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