She & Him’s second album, Volume Two, doesn’t drop until March 23, but new track “In the Sun” has leaked online and given us a taste of what M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel have been working on.
The duo broke out in 2008 with their debut album, Volume One, a dreamy combination of country twang and ’60s pop. And newbie “In the Sun” follows the same formula, this time adding tap dancing indie-folksters Tilly & the Wall on guest vocals. Listen to “In the Sun” below.
“What I wanted to do was to show more dimensions to Zooey’s writing, and I’m excited for people to hear the record because I think it’s going to continue to show the strength of her writing,” Ward recently told Paste.
As for Zooey’s other day job, Deadline Hollywood reports that the actress will be starring in an HBO pilot based on Pamela DesBarres’ autobiography I’m With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie, a juicy read that includes details of DesBarres’ romps with rock greats Jimmy Page and Keith Moon. Deschanel, who will also co-executive produce the project, is already familiar with the subject matter:she played a rebellious teen in Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous and, as you may recall, she’s married to indie rock heartthrob Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie.
She & Him will set out on a short spring tour in March.
LISTEN: She & Him, “In The Sun”
3/15, Los Angeles, CA (Largo)
3/25, Los Angeles, CA (El Rey Theater)
3/27, Savannah, GA (Savannah Music Festival)
3/29, New York, N (Bowery Ballroom)
3/30, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
4/15, Pomona, CA (The Glass House)
4/16, Indio, CA (Coachella Festival)