Last month, [movieperson id="236669"]Zooey Deschanel[/movieperson] set the indie world on its ear (and gave hope to pasty white guys the world over) when it was announced that she was [article id="1601913"]engaged to Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard[/article]. Now, she's looking to do the same thing again, only with an album.
Or, more specifically, a second album ... of [artist id="3000112"]She & Him[/artist] songs.
After bowling over fans and critics alike with last year's [article id="1587587"]Volume One,[/article] Deschanel is hard at work on the follow-up, writing and recording once again with She & Him musical partner [artist id="1224909"]M. Ward[/artist].
"We're working on it. I can't say exactly when it will be finished. ... Give me some time! I need a break!" she laughed. "I've been writing a lot, and we've been recording some, so, hopefully, I don't know. I don't want to put a number on it, but it's going well and, I mean, it's fun, as always."
Deschanel stopped short of revealing any additional details about the new S&H album — after all, when MTV News spoke to her, it was at Sundance, where she was on hand to promote her upcoming role in the karaoke-fueled romantic comedy [article id="1589729"]"500 Days of Summer"[/article] — but she was more than willing to admit that making the film was easy. And not just because she's musically inclined.
"Yeah, I'm a romantic, but I'm not a romantic in the traditional sense. I like to romanticize what happens to me," Deschanel said. "Whatever happens to me — you could quantify it as good or bad — I romanticize it. I think along the lines of 'When that thing happened, it made me who I am.' That kind of thing. It's a different way of being romantic."
And will that sense of romance carry over to the new She & Him album? Will there be a cameo or three from her newly minted fiancé?
"That's none of your beeswax," she laughed. "Time will tell."