Have you missed the charming naïvety and adorable quirk of Zooey Deschanel since New Girl has been on break? Well, luckily Ms. Deschanel is back in the spotlight, only this time with her fellow musician M. Ward. The duo known as She & Him have announced plans for a new album, entitled Classics. The 13-track release will be comprised of timeless standards (hence the title), featuring the music of a 20-piece orchestra. This is the band’s first major label release with Columbia Records, and should be out later this fall.

With New Girl gearing up for a new season in September, and the episodes already filmed, Zooey will likely have some downtime. Could the news of the upcoming album mean she’s going to devote herself to music full time in the second half of 2014? When She & Him released an album last year, they toured to support it. It seems only logical that this year they’d do the same. In any case, stay tuned to TBA for the latest news as it unfolds. For now, check out the short teaser clip the band released last week.

She & Him Tickets & Tour Dates

Nothing yet, but stay tuned!