Feb 25th, 2008

David Bowie has spoken about his work on Scarlett Johansson’s debut album, a collection of covers of Tom Waits songs.

The rock legend added backing vocals to two tracks on “Anywhere I Lay My Head” – ‘Falling Down’ and ‘Fannin’ Street’.

Posting on his official site BowieNet, the singer said: “The songs are great, really good Tom Waits stuff, and Scarlett’s performances are mystical and twice cool. She creates a mood that could have been summoned by someone like Margery Latimer or Jeanette Winterson.”

However, the veteran artist played down his contributions to the record, saying: “I’ve seen the press on this and I suppose the record company wanted to spin my involvement a little more than it actually warrants. All I contribute are these oo’s and ah’s on a couple of tracks.

“[TV On The Radio’s] David Sitek, the producer, originally asked me to do three songs, but for one of them, ‘I Don’t Wanna Grow Up’, I didn’t feel I could contribute much to it, so I left it alone.”

Source: NME

• Posted by Riikka
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Caroline.

It sounds like the album is getting positive reviews.
I am looking forward to hearing that album.




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