Ben Gibbard is an American singer and songwriter born in 1976 in Bremerton, Washington. Gibbard is the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Death Cab for Cutie. Some of the albums the band created include You Can Play These Songs with Chords, Something About Airplanes, Plans, and Codes and Keys. In 2003, he collaborated with Andrew Kenny for the album Home Volume V. Gibbard made is solo debut with the album Former Lives in 2012. He was formerly married to actress Zooey Deschanel.