SHE AND HIM
They first met on the film Go-Getter and Ward had heard Deschanel sing in the film Elf and was surprised to hear she had lots of demos she had written herself but never considered a career in music. Ward contacted her and soon shared their love of Phil Spector songs and the production of George Martin. She & Him were formed after Ward said he "wanted to produce her songs properly".
The debut album "Volume 1" was released in 2008 and was originally collaborated by Deschanel and Ward by e-mail! It had a country-folk-60s feel and Zooey wrote all the songs but "Sweet Darlin" which she co-wrote with Jason Schwartzman. It contained two covers, Smokey Robinson's "You Really Got A Hold On Me" and I Should Have Known Better" written by Lennon and McCartney. Apart from the previously mentioned "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?", the album contains the Country styled "Change Is Hard" and the Motown sound-a-like (Spector-esque) "I Was Made For You".