Zooey Deschanel Fans have been clamoring for Zooey Deschanel to record an album since she wowed audiences with her slyly cool take on the holiday standard Baby, Its Cold Outside in the 2003 film Elf. Finally in 2008 there was an official Deschanel album. The actress collaborated with indie singer-songwriter M. Ward for their She & Him project, due March 18 from indie label Merge Records. The two were first heard on a duet of When I Get to the Border, a Linda and Richard Thompson cover. Ward often sings as if hes from another era, his booming voice resulting in a timeless echo over his piano work, and Deschanels vocals complement him well, gracing the song with an almost enchanted calmness. When I Get to the Border appeared in indie film The Go-Getter, which also stars Jena Malone (see slide No. 9). And for still more Deschanel, check out the album Nighttiming by Jason Schwartzmans Coconut Records, available via most digital download retailers.
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