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Brad Wete
September 20, 2011 AT 09:48 PM EDT

In case you didn’t know, when actress Zooey Deschanel isn’t making the masses chuckle with her dry humor, she moonlights as the sweet voice of indie-folk duo She & Him.

That said, who better to call on when the good folks at Fox needed a theme song for New Girl — the sitcom debuting tonight at 9pm EST that she stars in — than Deschanel herself?

Zooey wrote the sugary cut. “Don’t let the sunshine fall from the sky/ Just find the sunshine in your own eyes,’ she sings “Hey Girl.”

Check out the song after the jump.


http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/23760006

Like it? I was a fan the second I heard it on Vulture. And it’s also available for purchase on iTunes. Let us know what you think of it.

Read more:

Zooey Deschanel on her ‘New Girl’ role: ‘If I had read this character in a movie script, I would’ve jumped on board immediately’

Justin Long to play Zooey Deschanel’s love interest on ‘The New Girl’

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