Actress/singer Scarlett Johansson teamed up with singer-songwriter Pete Yorn for a collaborative new effort, “Break Up.”
USA Today reports that the album, due Sept. 8 via Atco/Rhino, was inspired by Serge Gainsbourg’s recordings with Brigitte Bardot in the ’60s. Yorn wanted to work with the actress after the idea came to him in a dream.
“Break Up,” produced by Sunny Levine, consists of originals penned by Yorn plus a cover of Chris Bell’s “I Am the Cosmos” to create a story of getting together and breaking up. Johansson recorded the sessions with Yorn in only two afternoons some time in 2006, two years before Johannson released her 2008 Tom Waits cover album “Anywhere I Lay My Head.”
Yorn was having a busy year already, as he prepares to release his fourth full-length album “Back and Forth” at the end of June.
Listen to a stream of the song “Relator” at the Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson “Break Up” website.