Scarlett Johansson Joins Este Haim to Form New Girl Group: Listen to Their First Single ‘Candy’
Scarlett Johansson is returning to music yet again. This time she’s looking to storm the pop world by bringing together some famous names in the industry and creating a girl power group known as The Singles.
The 30-year-old actress will front the “super-pop” band (as she calls it) and join drummer Este Haim — yes, the oldest sister of that HAIM — along with Kendra Morris, Holly Miranda and Julia Haltigan.
“The idea was to write super-pop dance music written and performed by girls,” Johansson tells Rolling Stone, citing the influence of Grimes, the Bangles and the Go-Go’s. “I wanted it to be like those bands: ultra-pop but also a little ironic, a little in on the joke.”
The group released their first song on Friday called “Candy.” The cheeky 80s-inspired dance/pop track was produced by Dave Andrew Sitek from indie group TV on the Radio and will be released on his upcoming Federal Prism label.
This isn’t Johansson’s first go-around with music. In fact, the actress has worked with Sitek before on a cover album of Tom Waits songs, which came about after she showcased her singing skills during a karaoke scene from Lost in Translation. Her other projects have included a collaboration album called Break Up with Pete Yorn and a role in Bob Dylan’s vintage “When the Deal Goes Down” music video.
Furthermore, the actress continues to sing in many of her acting roles, including He’s Just Not that Into You and Her.