Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Scarlett Johansson music video debuts

She's gorgeous, we can all agree on that. She's even a fine actor, or used to be before being type-cast in costume, period dramas and Woody Allen pics. Now, as has been well publicized, Scarlett gives it her all as a Tom Waits cover band. The album titled Anywhere I Lay My Head, hits retail on May 20 and features 10 covers of various Tom Waits songs plus one original composition by Johansson. She has good taste, I'll give her that point. And she's riled up an impressive NY-centric music scene support team in her favor, including producer David Sitek (from TV on the Radio), guitarist Nick Zinner (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and a guest appearance on two separate tracks by god himself, David Bowie. But even with all of that ammunition, it's all suspect. I mean god, have you seen The Black Dahlia?!

This exclusive Yahoo Music video is the first look and listen I've come across. Not sure I'm feeling it (her bassy voice in particular) but who knows...if Zooey Deschanel can make the jump, and do it well, why not Jo?

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