She & Him Announce New ‘Classics’ Album

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 08.12.14 in News

M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel revealed their fifth record as She & Him today, a collection of “carefully-selected, timeless standards” called (what else?) Classics. Due out this fall through Columbia — Ward remains signed to his longtime label Merge Records for solo releases — the effort was tracked live, with Ward also stepping in to co-arrange a 20-piece orchestra.

“We are incredibly excited to release a record of our favorite songs,” Deschanel said in a press release. “It was a dream of ours to record these songs in a way that highlighted the brilliance of the songwriting and the beauty of their melodies. We had a wonderful time making the record and we hope people have a wonderful time listening to it.”

Thirteen songs made the final cut, and while none of them have been named just yet, the duo did share this album trailer last week…