Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn share new collaborative EP ‘Apart’: Stream
The follow-up to the pair's 2009 LP 'Break Up', the EP comprises six songs, one of which is a “remix” by Johansson of Yorn’s 'Tomorrow', from his 2016 record 'Arranging Time'
What an impressive day for music today (June 1) has been. We've already seen two highly critically acclaimed albums drop from two of the most creative musicians alive today - Kanye West dropped his eighth studio album, simply titled 'ye' and Father John Misty released 'God's Favorite Customer'.
Now, prepare yourself for the unlikeliest release of this star-studded day for album releases. Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson’s release their brand-new EP, 'Apart' today via Capitol Records.
The follow-up to the pair’s 2009 LP 'Break Up', the EP is comprised of six songs, one of which is a “remix” by Johansson of Yorn’s 'Tomorrow', which appeared on his 2016 record 'Arranging Time.' Listen to the full album below via Spotify and Apple Music.
Of course, one would not associate Scarlett Johansson immediately with her musical career, but for the uninitiated, it might be interesting to note that she indeed does have a decently established music career on the side as well.
Prior to her 2009 collaborative effort with Yorn, she released her solo album 'Anywhere I Lay My Head' way back in 2008.
Yorn, who is known for covering his biggest influences like The Smiths and Bruce Springsteen during his live shows, chose to cover a lesser-known song that he fell in love with the first time he heard it for 'Apart.'
That song is 'Bad Dreams,' which was originally recorded as 'Worried' by the Brooklyn-based band The Echo Friendly in 2012. Yorn and Johansson's cover single is also accompanied by a slick music video, helmed by legendary director Sophie Muller, who takes Yorn and Johansson on a strange trip through the night where nothing is what it seems. Their relationship plays out through a series of surreal moments where roles are reversed, and suspicion is heightened, only to end in with a typical deus-ex-machina. Check out the music video below:
In a press release, Johansson said of the EP: “Being able to revisit this project with Pete in a totally different context but within the same creative parameters is a unique artistic opportunity for me. It is always a pleasure to sing with Pete because I think our voices and stories complement each other.”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she further echoed the sentiment, “I really just love to sing with Pete. I’m a huge fan of his music. I’ve known Pete since I was probably like 15, 16 years old. When you have that much history with somebody, you have a certain kind of shorthand with them. There’s a kind of seamless familiarity between us. Whether I’m working with a writer-director or another actor or, in this case, a singer-songwriter, the idea of continuing to collaborate with the same people on different material in different stages of our lives is really interesting to me. Having that sort of shared creative experience with someone, it’s a pleasure for me.”
Yorn also chimed in saying, “Scarlett is one of the more professional non-professional musicians I’ve ever met. She comes in the studio and she just nails it. She’s one of the quickest studies. She’ll learn a song so fast and make it her own.”
Check out the track listing and the album art for 'Apart' below.
Track Listing for 'Apart'
1. Iguana Bird
2. Bad Dreams
5. Tomorrow (Remix ft. Scarlett Johansson)
Album art for 'Apart':