Deluxe 180-gram vinyl. Album download included
"It's a fine album that — and this isn't intended as a criticism — sounds like it might have been recorded 40-50 years ago. The combination of M. Ward's production, Zooey Deschanel's voice, and, more specificially, her songs, suggest that sort of dreamy, female pop that mid-'60s singers like Robin "Wonderful Summer" Ward offered up sporadically: warm, familiar, appealing, sentimental, and the sort of thing that might make the sappy among us tear up on occasion. … Volume 3 is nonetheless a fine work by a legitimate band getting more and more interesting each time out." — Yahoo music
"Never Wanted Your Love" is one of many incredible tunes on She & Him's Volume 3 on Merge Records. Indeed, Volume 3 is another exciting chapter in singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel and guitarist/producer M. Ward's unique collaboration. Deschanel and Ward are like 21st century pen pals, emailing music files back and forth from whatever recording studio, sound stage or dressing room they happen to be in. We get to periodically share in this exuberant exchange as they display their passion for, and knowledge of, a wide range of music — from classic country to vintage pop, no frills rock and roll to grandly overdubbed Wall Of Sound drama.
In Volume 3, they've created an effortlessly effervescent, bleached-out-in-the-sun pop record, featuring some of the most dynamic, complex songs Deschanel has ever written. The album allows for tempo shifts, disco grooves, string arrangements on multiple tracks, and horn flourishes that perfectly suit the She & Him sound.