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Jan 24th, 2008
Riikka

One of the more unusual albums to be conceived in recent years, actress Scarlett Johansson’s interpretations of Tom Waits songs, will hit stores this spring.

“Anywhere I Lay My Head” will be released May 20 via Rhino Entertainment’s Atco imprint. Johansson collaborated on the album with Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner, Celebration’s Sean Antanaitis and TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, who produced.

The track list sports 10 Waits covers and one original track, but full details have yet to be announced.

Johansson recorded the album over five weeks last spring at Dockside Studios in Maurice, La. Her prior music dalliances include singing the track “Summertime” for “Unexpected Dreams,” a 2006 charity album featuring film stars, and a surprise appearance with the Jesus & Mary Chain at last year’s Coachella festival.

Source: Billboard

Jan 10th, 2008
Riikka

Scarlett Johansson will release an album on May 6 called “Anywhere I Lay My Head,” andPOP has learned.

The actress-turned-singer revealed in 2006 that she would be recording a Tom Waits cover album. Her album’s title, “Anywhere I Lay My Head,” is the title of a Waits track from his classic 1985 album “Rain Dogs.”

Source: andPOP

Sep 19th, 2007
Riikka

Annu has found some great scoop regarding Scarlett’s upcoming album.

According to this article the album will be released October 7 in the US and in Australia next year through Warner Music:

For almost a year, she has worked on an album of Tom Waits covers to be released on October 7 in the US and in Australia next year through Warner Music.

“I’ve always been a huge fan of Tom Waits,” she says. “And I had this golden opportunity to make an album however I wanted. I see Tom Waits as being a composer of modern standards, so it seemed appropriate that I could interpret his songs. Obviously, it’s not an album where I’m trying to sound like him. That would be impossible. He writes such beautiful songs and incredible melodies, and they’re so cinematic and open-ended, so I felt it would be something that I could be inspired by.”

And if you check out Play.com, they’ve listed an album titled “Anywhere I Lay My Head” by Scarlett ‘Johanssen’ to be released March 3, 2008. For more information and how to pre-order, click here.

Thanks again for the information, Annu!

Sep 12th, 2007
Riikka

Scarlett Johansson, George Clooney and Matt Damon have been enlisted by hip-hop duo Mattafix – Marlon Roudette and Preetesh Hirji – to take part in a charity single project timed to coincide with the Global Day for Darfur on Sunday.

The celebrities have given a series of personal introductions to the band’s video, which was filmed in a refugee camp in Chad, near the border with Darfur.

Others involved include Turner prize winning artist Chris Ofili, who produced artwork for the single, and Mick Jagger who provided financial support for the video.

The single Living Darfur is available to download on Monday.

Source: The Guardian

Jul 13th, 2007
Riikka
When friends asked Steve and Wish Nails about their attractive guest, they said she was in a band from Sweden. When People magazine called about the same mysterious blonde, the Nails developed sudden amnesia.

But when that house guest is actress Scarlett Johansson, who Esquire Magazine named as the “Sexiest Woman Alive” in 2006, the secret can only last so long.

“The first thing she did was go downtown to a restaurant and she got recognized,” said Wish Nails. “It was a real drag because people were saying stuff to her like, ‘I don’t believe it’s you. Take off your glasses.’
“That was the last time she went out to eat. But the rest of the trips were to Wal-Mart and Albertsons. When I tell you she went to Wal-Mart and Albertsons, she went a lot.”

Wal-Mart, margaritas and music was the life for Johansson, who spent 33 days in Maurice recording here debut CD at Dockside Studio. Owned by Steve and Wish Nails, Dockside is a 12-acre recording complex hidden along the Vermilion River.

Apr 28th, 2007
Riikka

Details are still ketchy regarding the April 26 The Jesus and Mary Chain Coachella warm-up but it does look like Scarlett did not perform with the band on that date. She did, however, take the stage yesterday at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California to sing the backing vocals to Just Like Honey. Here are two reports that I came across:

Just when The Jesus And Mary Chain appeared to be winding things down, Johansson took the stage dressed in a colourful paisley mini-dress. Without saying a word, she joined Reid on the chorus of Just Like Honey.

“Wasn’t that nice?” Reid asked after they finished their duet and Johansson left the stage.
– From NME

Let’s get this out of the way: As widely predicted, Scarlett Johansson joined the Jesus & Mary Chain onstage Friday night at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. But if that’s what you were waiting around for, you were probably disappointed.

The young actress came out wearing a paisley minidress and a straw hat toward the end of the legendary shoegazer band’s set, its first in eight years, to stand at center stage beside Jim Reid. Her job? To repeatedly sing the title line in Just Like Honey, a song recorded when she was an infant. Johansson looked a bit nervous and left the stage immediately upon finishing the song; she said nothing to the crowd. As to her vocal abilities, she didn’t do anything that anyone else couldn’t do. She may be a capable singer, but this performance didn’t prove anything.
– From A+E Interactive

I’ve also added 19 pictures of Scarlett’s performance to the gallery.

Apr 23rd, 2007
Riikka

According to Cat Dirt Sez, The Jesus and Mary Chain are reportedly set to team up with Scarlett Johansson for a special show. Following rumours they would have a special guest on their US tour dates, the actress will sing back up on their Coachella warm-up date in Pomona, California on April 26.

It is not known if the collaboration will be a one off or will be repeated, although with the gig happening so close to the festival, if the collaboration goes ahead it could easily be repeated for the event. The band are set to play their first gigs since they split up in 1998.

A little piece of trivia: The Jesus and Mary Chain is, of course, the band behind Just Like Honey, the song played during the final credits of Lost in Translation.

Nov 6th, 2006
Riikka

According to PR Inside, Scarlett has confirmed reports she’s filling in time between movie shoots by recording an album.
Apparently she is a huge fan of Tom Waits, and is so keen to do his music justice she’s taking all the time she can in the studio.
She says, “It’s coming along. There is no rush to get it out there.”
“We’re taking our time – doing a week here and week there. I just love his music.”

Oct 19th, 2006
Riikka

FoxNews.com reported on Monday that Scarlett has signed a deal to make her first record. “Scarlett Sings Tom Waits”, an album of songs by Tom Waits, is being recorded now and through the winter, with a possible release next spring from Rhino Records’ recently reactivated Atco label. The eventual release date will be coordinated with Scarlett’s movie schedule.

Please keep in mind that the story have not been confirmed by Johansson’s publicist and should be taken as gossip for the time being.

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