I became a fan of She & Him after stumbling across them on lots of blogs a couple of years ago. I was initially sceptical of them, with the Hollywood connection, but a fan of M. Ward, checked out Volume One and it became my soundtrack to the summer 2008. A beautiful album of simple lyrics, but with blissful pop melodies and a charming voice by Deschanel.
I was so excited to hear about the return album as I had imagined this would have been a one-off collaboration, and rushed to buy tickets at their first UK show Koko, but it had sold out within days. I moved too slow. Anyhow, I have attempted to content myself with listening to the new album streamed on a US site recently, and it definitly hasn't disappointed. The second album is exactly all a fan could hope for, more cheerful summery pop tunes, with a sprinkling of unrequited love flung into the mix. The lyrics again are penned with charming simplicity, but the music once again works with this in complete harmony.
The duo seem to compliment each other just perfectly, and I for one can wait to get my hands on the new album. I would recommend all to get a little She & Him sunshine into their life.
A beautiful album to soundtrack the summer of 2010 perfectly.