“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by She & Him
Zooey Deschanel (She) & M. Ward (Him) have shared an animated lyric video for “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” a track from their newly released album Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson. The cut-out animation reimagines the duo in paper doll form — accompanied by a slew of animals singing in syncopated harmony.
The visuals add to the loving, LP-length tribute to one of the greatest living American songwriters and singers, Brian Wilson. The record finds Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward diving deep into the legendary artist’s extensive songbook, offering 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.”
“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.”
She & Him
Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson
2. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
3. Til I Die
5. Melt Away
6. Good To My Baby
7. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
8. Don’t Worry Baby
9. This Whole World
10. Kiss Me, Baby
11. Do It Again ft. Brian Wilson
12. Heads You Win, Tails I Lose
13. Please Let Me Wonder
14. Meant For You
Order Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson by She & Him HERE
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