Scarlett Johansson fanboys and fangirls, stop everything you’re doing right now and pay close attention to this.
Having aced her past musical projects including an album of Tom Waits covers, a Serge Gainsbourg-inspired collaboration with Pete Yorn, and a role in Bob Dylan’s vintage “When the Deal Goes Down” music video, Scarlett Johansson is now ready to take her passion for music to the next level.
Yes yes, y’all, she has started a band.
By the way she’s not just starting any random band – the all-girl band is called “The Singles”, which she’s confirmed to be fronting, alongside some sizeable members such as Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, Julia Haltigan, and lo and behold, Este Haim aka the oldest of the Haim sisters. Word on the street is that Miss ScarJo has not only decided to go full-on pop with “The Singles”, but “ultra-pop”.
Her words, not ours, but we’re guessing that it means “super duper very pop”?
According to Rolling Stone, ScarJo cited the influence of Grimes, the Bangles, and the Go-Go’s, commenting:
The idea was to write super-pop dance music written and performed by girls. I wanted it to be like those bands: ultra-pop but also a little ironic, a little in on the joke.
Their debut track is titled, “Candy”, and it was produced by Dave Sitek of “TV on the Radio”. Dave previously worked with ScarJo on the Tom Waits covers album. Just to give you an idea of how “ultra-pop” is it, it has lyrics that go like, “Boy, I’m like a piece of sticky gum. Boy, I’m melting from your tongue. Boy, I’m your lollipop, beware. Yum, yum, pop.”
Um, okay? But don’t just take it from us, listen to it here:
Love it or hate it? Let us know what you think in the comments box below!
You may also pre-order the “Candy” 12-inch single here. Meanwhile, Scarlett Johansson will be seen next as Black Widow in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, slated to be released on 1st May 2015 worldwide and in Malaysia on 23rd April 2015. Watch the trailer here.