Scarlett Johansson and Pete Yorn Premiere “Relator” Video
“Relator,” the first video from Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson’s collaborative album Break Up (due September 8th), premiered on Yahoo! Music last night. In May, Yorn told Rolling Stone he had a dream that instructed him, ” ‘I have to make a record inspired by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot.’ So who is Brigitte Bardot? And I was like, Scarlett Johansson could be the Brigitte Bardot type. So I reached out to her and she was into it and we did it.”
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The duo recorded the album in 2006, before Johansson began working on her first album Anywhere I Lay My Head, an LP of Tom Waits covers. “The idea [was] of two people vocalizing their relationship through duets,” Johansson told Parade. “I always thought of it as just a small project between friends. It perfectly captured where I was in my life at the time.” As Rock Daily reported in January, Johansson covered Jeff Buckley’s “Last Goodbye” for the He’s Just Not That Into You soundtrack.
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