Scarlett Johansson Releases Tom Waits Covers Album
Jarrett Martineau | February 12, 2008 at 06:09 pmby
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Admittedly, I did have a mini-Ghost World-era crush on lady Scarlett that made its way through most of 'Lost in Translation' before getting lost in her transition to global Apple Pie Americana actress, Timberlake-lover icon status, and pop st(h)arlot stardom.
Nevertheless, Woody Allen's muse has apparently got enough money and/or indie cred to have enlisted some mighty talented folks to assist in the making of the record. Let's the the songs do the talking, shall we?
Scarlett Johansson unveiled her debut album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," for journalists today (Feb. 12) at New York's Joe's Pub. As previously reported, the album includes 10 Tom Waits covers and one original ("Song for Jo"), and will be released May 20 via Atco/Rhino.
"Anywhere" was produced by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek, who told the crowd he was going for a "cough medicine/Tinker Bell" vibe, sound-wise. David Bowie, whom Johansson met a party just prior to beginning work on the album, lends his distinctive vocals to the tracks "Falling Down" and "Fannin' Street," while Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner and members of the band Celebration contribute throughout.
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