Our Scarlett Johansson tag archive is truly fascinating, including New Order and Serge Gainsbourg covers, collaborations with everyone from the Jesus And Mary Chain to Dean Martin, and a game of charades with Drake. Here’s one more unexpected entry: The movie star has teamed with Este Haim, Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, and Julia Haltigan to form a self-described “super-pop” group called the Singles. Here’s how Johansson described the endeavor to Rolling Stone:
“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.”
Lead single “Candy” fits that description, with its synthetic sheen and lyrics like “Boy, you’re my chocolate from above.” It was produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, Johansson’s longtime collaborator. Hear it below.
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