She & Him - Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward - are to release 'Never Wanted Your Love' as a single on May 13th, 2013. The first track to be taken from their forthcoming album Volume 3, it was initially shared from the duo's Twitter account earlier this month to offer fans an idea of what to expect.
She & Him have always offered songs of a timeless nature, inspired by classic artists and songwriters and in this sense 'Never Wanted Your Love' and the rest of Volume 3 is no different. This time however, there's an added confidence and vitality to these tracks and 'Never Wanted Your Love' showcases this perfectly.
With an introduction that builds on a swirling string arrangement put together by M.Ward and an effortlessly bubbly and catchy chorus penned by Deschanel, they continue to express stories of bittersweet love affairs and tales of the heart but with an additional depth. The way the track has evolved has thrilled Zooey:
"Matt is an incredible arranger of strings," asserts Deschanel. "'Never Wanted Your Love' - the strings on that are amazing. That song started out with a drum fill but Matt took that idea and had the strings do a version of the fill. It was such a cool idea."
Enthusiastic and keen to make the most of their varied tastes in music, She & Him are touring the US through June and July and will be playing the legendary Hollywood Bowl on June 23rd alongside the incredible Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell. They will also be joined by Camera Obscura on selected dates which can be found on their website.