Remember a few years ago when Scarlett announced she had formed an all-girl band? Well, now the group, named The Singles, have dropped their first single, Candy. You can take a listen to the song below.
ROLLING STONE – Scarlett Johansson’s past musical projects have included an album of Tom Waits covers, a Serge Gainsbourg-inspired collaboration with Pete Yorn and a role in Bob Dylan’s vintage When the Deal Goes Down music video. Now, she’s not just going pop, she’s going – as she puts it – “super-pop,” fronting a band featuring Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris and Julia Haltigan. Este Haim, the oldest of the Haim sisters, plays drums.
“The idea was to write super-pop dance music written and performed by girls,” says Johansson, 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.”
Below, hear their first single, the cheeky Candy, a three-minute electro jam that brings to mind a lost Robyn song inspired by Aaron Carter’s take on Bow Wow Wow’s own junk-food-as-metaphor hit, I Want Candy. The track was produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, who previously worked with Johansson on the Waits LP. At the time, he compared her voice to that of Debbie Harry.
Pre-order the Candy 12-inch single here.
With much thanks to my lovely friend Lora, I have added scans of Scarlett’s full editorial titled Nobody’s Baby from the March issue of W Magazine to the gallery.
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2015 > W – March 2015
The full photoshoot for Scarlett’s cover for W Magazine has just been released–and what a striking editorial it is. The story below was also published earlier today, I’m uncertain whether or not it’s the complete version we’ll see in the magazine, though.
Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots in 2015 > Session 002 – W Magazine
“When she came out of me, I was so surprised,” Scarlett Johansson told me on a cold day in December. We were at the photo shoot for this story, and Johansson, who had given birth to her daughter, Rose, just three months earlier, was wearing tight jeans and an equally snug white sweater. Her short, almost platinum hair, which would soon be covered by a Debbie Harry circa-Blondie shag wig, was slicked back. “I had a very strong picture in my mind of what my baby would look like,” Johansson continued. “And, of course, she is completely different. Perfect, but not what I’d imagined. Now, of course, I can’t picture her any other way.” Johansson smiled. As always—and I have been interviewing her regularly since her breakthrough role in 2003’s Lost in Translation—she was at once forthcoming and guarded. Johansson, who just turned 30, has been acting professionally since she was 7 and is entirely comfortable in the spotlight. (“Everyone has seen my breasts!” she said when an assistant offered her a private changing room. “I can change my top right here.”) And then, when it truly matters, she can be remarkably discreet. It was months before the public caught wind of her marriage to the French journalist Romain Dauriac.Continue Reading
With many thanks to FSR, I’ve uploaded a high-quality version of Scarlett’s latest cover feature for W Magazine to the gallery. Hopefully the full editorial will be released soon. Enjoy!
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2015 > W – March 2015
With thanks to art8amby and FSR we have a first look preview of Scarlett’s upcoming cover feature for W Magazine. The gorgeous photoshoot was shot by renowned photography duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for the March issue of the fashion magazine. Be sure to stop back for further coverage very soon.
Leading up to the British Academy Film Awards, the official BAFTA YouTube account has been recently updated with footage of Scarlett taking home the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Lost in Translation. She was also nominated in the same category for her work in Girl with a Pearl Earring. I’ve added screen captures from her acceptance speech to the gallery.
Screen Captures > Award Shows > Feb 15, 2004 – 57th British Academy Film Awards
INDIEWIRE – You want to make an anime superfan upset? Tell them the live-action remake stars Scarlett Johansson, is coming from Disney, and will be directed by Snow White And The Huntsman helmer Rupert Sanders. Now you can bug them for a couple more years about it.
The studio has slated the already semi-controversial Ghost in the Shell do-over for an April 14, 2017 release date. It parks the movie right between Pacific Rim 2 and Universal’s mystery monster movie project. Summer no longer stands alone as blockbuster season, in case you had any doubt.
Meanwhile, Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book has been pushed back six months, to April 15, 2016, where it’ll square off against Goosebumps and The Best Man Wedding. Taking its place this year is the true story story drama, “The Finest Hours,” with Casey Affleck and Chris Pine. Now arriving on October 9th, does Disney smell Oscar for this one?
Lastly, David Lowery’s Pete’s Dragon will breathe fire on August 12, 2016, where it will face stiff competition from raunchy comedy Bad Grandpa, raunchy animated movie Sausage Party, and Universal’s Spectral.
After much delay, I am glad to welcome you to Adoring Scarlett Johansson, a brand new resource for the beautiful, talented and lovely Scarlett Johansson. The site has been on my to-do-list since 2012, when I first got hold of the domain. Since then I have attempted several times to finally open my own fansite for Scarlett–at one stage I lost completely everything that I had saved over a four-month period; event photos, screen captures, magazine scans… you name it. I figured maybe it wasn’t meant to be. Then, early last year, I had a surge of inspiration to try once again. And although it has been a struggle to get here, balancing work life with online time, the site is finally open.
As you browse it now, the site is running at perhaps 60 or 70 percent of what I hope to achieve. There is still much for me to add, improve and build upon. You can already find over 35,000 images of Scarlett in our gallery–all untagged for your viewing pleasure. There is also information on the majority of Scarlett’s film roles in our filmography pages. Additionally, you can find out more about the leading lady herself in the information section (a detailed biography will be coming soon). My long term visions for the site include icon and video archives, and providing a resource with everything Scarlett-related that you could wish to find. In the more immediate future, I’ll be updating the gallery with event photos from 2013/2014 and screen captures from Captain America: Winter Soldier. Thanks for visiting!
The Under the Skin actress, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2015 issue, talks about her crush on Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, the allure of David Bowie androgyny, and why WALL-E, of all movies, is the most touching love story.
Photoshoots & Portraits > Behind the Scenes > 2015 – W Magazine
Scarlett is once again featured in this year’s W Magazine’s Best Performances Issue, this time for her performance in Under The Skin. Head over to the gallery to check out the new photoshoot. Enjoy!
As a child actor, I had a hard time booking commercials. I was this small, blonde, enthusiastic kid, and then I’d open my mouth and people would hear my voice and say, ‘Do you have a cold?’ My voice was too deep. It confused people.
Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots in 2015 > Session 001 – W Magazine