UPDATE: The tracklist and album art is now available, you can view below.
Early on in the summer, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward jumped ship at Merge to head over to major label territory. When the duo, formally known as She & Him, announced that they signed with Columbia, there was also news that a new album was on its way this fall. Prepare your stockings by the fireplace, because Classics is due to hit right before the holiday season.
The LP will be a collection of covers that Deschanel and Ward recorded with a 20-piece orchestra; 13 tracks of standard classics to be precise. Pitchfork noted that if you head over to the She & Him website and tune into station 1202 AM (get it?), you’re able to hear their cover of Dusty Springfield’s “Stay Awhile.”
Classics will be released on December 2 via Columbia.
Watch the original teaser for the album below, which includes Deschanel crooning “Oh No Not My Baby.”
1. “Stars Fell on Alabama” (Guy Lombardo, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong)
2. “Oh No, Not My Baby” (Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Caroline King, Maxine Brown)
3. “It’s Not For Me to Say” (Johnny Mathis)
4. “Stay Awhile” (Dusty Springfield)
5. “This Girl’s in Love With You” (Herb Alpert)
6. “Time After Time” (Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, Shirley Bassey)
7. “She” (Charles Aznavour, Elvis Costello)
8. “Teach Me Tonight” (Frank Sinatra, the DeCastro Sisters)
9. “It’s Always You” (Bing Crosby, Chet Baker, Benny Goodman)
10. “Unchained Melody” (The Righteous Brothers, Elvis Presley)
11. “I’ll Never Be Free” (Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Jean Shepard)
12. “Would You Like to Take a Walk” (Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong)
13. “We’ll Meet Again” (Vera Lynn, the Byrds)