Scarlett Johansson is a singer.
I think she's a pretty good actress. I really liked her in Girl With A Pearl Earring and Lost In Translation. She's just really pretty in The Prestige and she fits right in in He's Just Not That Into You.
She released an album in 2008 of Tom Waits covers. It's awful. I can't bear to listen to it for extended periods of time, but it was worth a shot, right?
I was initailly intrigued. Wikipedia reports that it, "features David Bowie, members from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Celebration. Also, "reviews of the album were mixed, or average. Spin commented, "There's nothing particularly compelling about Scarlett Johansson's singing." Conversely, some critics found it to be "surprisingly alluring", "a bravely eccentric selection", and "a brilliant album" with "ghostly magic". The album was named the "23rd best album of 2008" byNME and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and #126 on the Billboard 200 chart.
So how come no one has ever heard of it? Weird. But, you go girl.
Her second album, released in 2009 was much better. Probably because it involves Pete Yorn. Her voice is deeper and quite raspy or maybe more breathy. In any case, it's different, which isn't a bad thing.
How cute are they? Here's the single. We aren't offended if you don't listen to the whole thing.