She And Him cover The Beach Boys’ ‘God Only Knows’

Zooey Deschanel and M Ward recently released their new album 'Classics'

She And Him have taken on The Beach Boys‘ classic track ‘God Only Knows’.

The song was originally released in 1966 and features on the Beach Boys’ album ‘Pet Sounds’. The track was also covered by an all-star cast including Dave Grohl, Florence Welch, Lorde, Brian May and Jake Bugg for the BBC in October.

The She And Him version can be heard below, having premiered on ‘New Girl’ earlier this week.


The cover follows the release of Zooey Deschanel and M Ward’s fifth album, ‘Classics’, earlier this month. The new album is made up of 13 covers of classic tracks, including renditions of songs by Dusty Springfield, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and more.

In a statement Deschanel said: “We are incredibly excited to release a record of our favorite songs. 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.”

The album follows last year’s ‘Volume 3’, 2010’s ‘Volume Two’ and 2008 debut, ‘Volume One’. The pair also released festive album ‘A Very She And Him Christmas’ in 2011.