The record is Zooey Deschanel and M Ward’s fifth album and will be released next week (December 1).
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.
The new album will be made up of 13 covers of classic tracks, including renditions of songs by Dusty Springfield, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and more. The duo will be backed by a 20-piece orchestra on the LP.
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.”
Stream the album now at NPR and see the tracklist below:
‘Stars Fell On Alabama’ (originally performed by Guy Lombardo, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong)
‘Oh No, Not My Baby’ (Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Caroline King, Maxine Brown)
‘It’s Not For Me To Say’ (Johnny Mathis)
‘Stay Awhile’ (Dusty Springfield)
‘This Girl’s in Love With You’ (Herb Alpert)
‘Time After Time’ (Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, Shirley Bassey)
‘She’ (Charles Aznavour, Elvis Costello)
‘Teach Me Tonight’ (Frank Sinatra, The DeCastro Sisters)
‘It’s Always You’ (Bing Crosby, Chet Baker, Benny Goodman)
‘Unchained Melody’ (The Righteous Brothers, Elvis Presley)
‘I’ll Never Be Free’ (Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Jean Shepard)
‘Would You Like To Take A Walk’ (Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong)
‘We’ll Meet Again’ (Vera Lynn, The Byrds)