Scarlett Johansson Recorded A Song For Charity & It's Not The First Time She's Released Music
In addition to filming and promoting her upcoming movies Ghost in the Shell and Rock That Body, this actress still has time in her schedule for a good cause: Scarlett Johansson recorded a cover song for charity. It's a cover of '80s band New Order's famous track "Bizarre Love Triangle," and was recorded with her all female band Sugar for Sugar. People released the audio recording on Thursday, and while the cover is faithful to the original, Johansson's low feminine vocals give it a distinctive, haunting feel.
The song will appear on the album The Time is Now, a compilation of '80s covers that benefits the AIDs research foundation amfAR. Other notable appearances on the album are Marian Hill's cover of Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," DNCE's version of Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It," and Aloe Blacc's take on Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean."
Johansson is best known as an actress, but she's had quite the musical career as well. She's recorded a solo album, collaborated with David Bowie, lent her voice to her movie soundtracks, and started her all-girl band in 2015. Take a listen to Sugar for Sugar's cover of "Bizarre Love Triangle," as well as Johansson's other most memorable musical moments.
Johansson's first solo album was primarily made up on Tom Waits covers, including this lovely version of his "Falling Down."
Johansson and singer-songwriter Pete Yorn released a collaboration album called Break Up in 2009, which included this adorable song.
"Trust In Me"
Johansson was given the creepiest Jungle Book song for Disney's recent remake. She nails it.
"The Moon Song"
In Her, Johansson's AI character sang this lovely duet, which was written by Karen O and received an Oscar nomination with Joaquin Phoenix.
"Song For Jo"
The one original song from Johansson's debut is beautiful and haunting.
Johansson's heartbreaking Jeff Buckley cover appeared on the soundtrack of her movie He's Just Not That Into You.
This is the aformentioned Bowie collaboration, and ScarJo holds her own.
The song from ScarJo's band, which was originally called The Singles and featured Haim's Esta Haim, is straight out of the '80s.
So yeah, Johansson is not only a talented actress and singer, but she also gives back. At least the rest of us can do the latter: The charity album The Time Is Now will be available to purchase on Oct. 7.