And the experiment better known as Scarlett Johansson‘s music career continues. On September 8th, some 16 months after she shelled out her debut LP, Anywhere I Lay My Head, the movie star stared turned indie artist will unveil her last creation, the Serge Gainsbourg inspired Break Up. However, while the philosophy of covering a high-profile musician (if you don’t get it, you don’t get it) continues, unlike her debut, this particular album will not see Scarlett all by herself. Instead, it will be a collaborative project with Pete Yorn, yes the same Pete Yorn who will soon be celebrating the release of his own new album, Back and Forth, on June 23rd.
You see, for Break Up, Scarlett won’t be covering just any Serge Gainsbourg material, she’ll be performing music inspired by the French musician’s duets with Brigitte Bardot, which resulted in a few albums in the late 1960s. Scarlett will be playing the part of Brigitte, while Pete, you guessed it, will be playing the part of Serge.
The duo reportedly recorded the the effort back in 2006 with producer Sunny Levine – two years prior to Johansson’s release of Anywhere I Lay My Head, which certainly provides a bit of evidence as to why she’s so infatuated with covers. Either that, or she doesn’t have time to write her own material, what with Iron Man II and the fights with Gwyneth.
Ahead of its September 8th release, the album’s first single, “Relator”, is currently available for stream via thebreakupalbum.com.
Note: Thanks to max for the correction…