Scarlett Johansson, 3D Pair On ‘Summertime’

The soundtrack for Everardo Valerio Gout’s Spanish-language thriller Days Of Grace looks interesting – with contributions from Nick Cave, Atticus Ross (The Social Network) and Shigeru Umebayashi (House of Flying Daggers).

The CD isn’t due out until May 8th, but an unusual track from the soundtrack has already leaked out.

The track, a cover of George Gershwin’s Summertime, pairs Scarlett Johansson with 3D (Robert Del Naja) of Massive Attack.

Johansson’s vocal career hasn’t gotten a lot of traction yet and her albums have even been dismissed by some as vanity projects. But this collaboration actually works pretty well, taking both Johansson and Gershwin into new territory.

Check out Scarlett Johansson + 3D’s Summertime and let us know what you think:

8 thoughts on “Scarlett Johansson, 3D Pair On ‘Summertime’

  1. This track sounds like a wall of fuzzy mush to me. Her vocals might be ok, but I can’t really tell because they are buried.

    1. Remember POE did a track called “Haunted”? To my ears, a lot of people try to recreate the magic of that track, but without the clarity and the evocative beauty and power. And the misses are just awful.

  2. Back in the infamous “bag of hurt” thread some people made fun of the picture of people sitting around Starbucks making music tapping on their iPads. After listening to this Johansson stuff, I’d rather hear what those people were making in Starbucks tapping on the iPads.

  3. Lovely music, but the vocals are too far back in the mix for me, not sure what the reasoning is for that. Pure Massive Attack though, great to hear some new stuff.

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