She and Him: Vol. 2 is such a throwback to the doo-wop 50s and 60s—it reminds me of the Brill Building days and the film Grace of My Heart.
Zooey Deschanel, indie film darling/ singer and newlywed to Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, sings lusciously and boldly on this one. The entire volume is sunny, bubbly and filled with sunshine and happiness. It doesn’t matter what Zooey sings. M. Ward contributes funky riffs and charged percussion to exude even more pop and pizazz.
Vol. 1 is introspective and soft, while Vol. 2 is its complete opposite. That is what makes the collaboration called She and Him so fantastic– the ability to experiment and exhibit so many different styles.
BUY Volume Two