Tom Waits and Cure coverer Scarlett Johansson took on Jeff Buckley’s “Last Goodbye” for He’s Just Not That Into You, but she was lying: She’s marching forward with the music career. This time she’s teamed with Pete Yorn to release a Sunny Levine-produced collection of duets called Break Up. Recorded in 2006, it features eight Yorn originals and a cover of Chris Bell’s “I Am The Cosmos.” The idea for Break Up, inspired by Serge Gainsbourg’s 1960s recordings with Brigitte Bardot, reportedly came to Yorn in a dream. I bet. As you’ll see in the album art after the jump, they took his dream very seriously. You can listen to the lead single “Relator” at the official album site (via USA Today).
Break Up is out 9/8 via Atco/Rhino.