She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel records theme for new sitcom

'New Girl' will premiere in the US next month

She And Him‘s Zooey Deschanel has written and recorded the theme song for her new sitcom New Girl.

The actress/singer’s character in the show, which premieres in the US on September 20, sings whenever she becomes emotionally overwhelmed.

Deschanel told Billboard.com:

It’s just a part of how she expresses herself. They’re songlets – they come spontaneously to the character. The songs she sings are written into the script.

She added that her singing will incorporate a wide variety of styles, including jazz, heavy metal and a “ghoulish voice”.

Meanwhile, She And Him – which also features singer-songwriter M. Ward – have announced plans for releasing a Christmas-themed ‘holiday record’ later this year.

Writing about ‘A Very She And Him Christmas’ on Twitter earlier this week, Deschanel said:

Exciting news! @sheandhim will be releasing our first holiday record later this year! Been working on it a while! I’m super pumped about it!

The duo have released two albums – 2008’s ‘Volume One’ and its follow-up ‘Volume Two’ last year.