M. Ward

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I'm attracted to songs that have balance between the darks and the lights and giving them all equal opportunity.

Matthew Stephen Ward (born October 4, 1973), known by his stage name M. Ward, is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who rose to prominence in the Portland, Oregon music scene. He also works with Zooey Deschanel as the group She & Him.


I treat the act of making a record very much like working in a laboratory, experimenting with sounds and ideas...
  • I had the naive, simplistic idea that producers and writers and artists of the time helped in a minuscule way to change the mind-set of America.
    • On his album Post-War and the postwar music of the late 1940s and 50s, as quoted in Vanity Fair (August 2006)

Hold Time (2009)[edit]

  • When you're absolute beginners,
    It's a panoramic view
    From Her Majesty, Mt. Zion,
    And the Kingdom is for you.
    • "For Beginners"

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