M. Ward

American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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


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)
  • 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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