M. Ward chats about what’s at the root of She and Him
Like peanut butter and chocolate, banjo and slide guitar, or a shot of tequila with lime, She and Him prove that sometimes, putting two good things together can make one great thing. Singer-songwriter M. Ward and actress Zooey Deschanel have paired up since 2008 to make sunny, California coast tunes inspired by 70’s AM radio. M. Ward, musician, songwriter, producer and collaborator, took a few minutes last week for to speak with The Pitch about what happens when two musical minds meet.
M. Ward: You meet a lot of talented people when you’re making music for a living. Adding textures to records is half the fun to production. Getting to work with your friends who have great talent is one of the greatest things about what I do for a living. I’ve been very fortunate to come into contact with a lot of very talented singers and musicians. I’m much more interested in working with other people rather than investing in the newest, latest gadgets in the recording studio, or updating my software for every new record. I’d much rather work with talented people.
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