I’ve been a fan of Scarlett Johansson for quite a while (most definitely since Lost in Translation)… actually, to say I’m a fan is a bit of an understatement.
In 2008, she released an album. But, unlike many of her peers, she didn’t do a bad pop album… instead, she did covers of Tom Waits’ songs (see Tom Waits here). So, while the album didn’t push any musical boundaries, she at least had the smarts to know that her first foray into music would be on solid ground.
She’s recently released a new album with Pete Yorn, and I am obsessed.
To be sure, this is clearly Pete Yorn’s album, and it is never in doubt who’s in charge. Which is fine, because Scarlett’s supporting role is almost perfect casting. She never overdoes it and never tries to be something she is not. Instead, she simply provides some great performances to some great little songs.
Here are some of my favorite tracks, but you can check out the entire album on Lala.