May 18th, 2022

Ahead of the release of Zooey Deschanel (She) & M. Ward (Him)’s Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson via Fantasy Records on July 22, 2022, the duo has premiered a charming rendition of “Darlin’,” the hit single from The Beach Boys’ 1967 album Wild Honey.

She & Him’s seventh studio album is a loving, LP-length tribute to one of the greatest living American songwriters and singers, Brian Wilson. Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson finds Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward diving deep into the legendary artist’s extensive songbook, offering fascinating and delectable new spins on time-honored classics and overlooked gems alike. These fourteen covers are infused with the familiar magic that She & Him fans know and love, opening a new window into Wilson’s iconic catalog. Wilson even features on a song with Zooey and M. Ward for the album, “Do It Again.” The band have enjoyed a friendship, and mutual appreciation, with Wilson over the years and She & Him was previously a guest vocalist on his 2015 album, No Pier Pressure.

“In the spring of 2020, we started a list of our favorite Brian songs — a very long list,” the duo explains. “We chose songs without any regard to their chart performance. The obscure ones hit us just as hard as the more popular songs — and all are ripe for re-imagining, re-interpreting, and re-inventing. Brian writes songs of beauty and loneliness and vulnerability better than anyone — and by sequencing them next to popular songs of confidence and love and fun, it creates a more complete picture of life on earth.”

Brian Wilson comments on ‘Melt Away’:

“Zooey and Matt did such mind-blowing versions of our songs. The harmonies are beautiful and right on. I love this record!”

TOUR DATES:

6/13 Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre

6/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre

6/16 Forest Grove, OR @ Grand Lodge Hotel and Property

6/17 Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

6/18 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

6/20 Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Festival Pavilion

6/22 Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre

6/23 Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery

6/24 San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s

6/25 Los Angeles, CA @ The Ford

9/9 Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap

9/16 Grand Rapids, MI @ Frederik Meijer Gardens

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May 10th, 2022

Nova Scotia-born and Toronto-based artist Rachel Bobbitt announces today that she has signed to Fantasy Records. To celebrate, she shares a remarkable song entitled “More” alongside an accompanying, cinematic visual directed by Justin Singer. Featuring gorgeous and tightly woven layers of vocals, and a warmly arcing electric guitar, “More” is a timely song about “navigating the medical system as a woman whose pain is often disregarded as inevitable,” Bobbitt explains.

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