Parece que para além dos muitos encantos e talentos, esta moça tambem fez um bom disco, fazendo-se rodear de boas colaborações para uns covers de Tom Waits.
Before announcing two years ago that she would record an album, Scarlett Johansson had dipped her toe into music with variable results. She sang ‘Brass In Pocket’ in Lost In Translation (lovely but slight) and did backing vocals on ‘Just Like Honey’ onstage with The Jesus And Mary Chain at last year’s Coachella (her star value outshone the quality of her voice).
None of this, however, prepared us for ‘Anywhere I Lay My Head’. After deciding to record an album of Tom Waits tracks (“I always loved Tom Waits and I thought my voice could lend a fresh take,” she said) she demoed them on her own, but by her own admission they were “horrible”. Instead she roped in producer – and NME Future 50 chart-topper – Dave Sitek from TV On The Radio, who in turn brought along Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner. David Bowie, who appears on backing vocals, is a mutual friend – he starred in The Prestige with Johansson and also cropped up on TV On The Radio’s ‘Return To Cookie Mountain’.