Actress and occasional musician Scarlett Johansson has returned to writing and recording songs, as she’s teamed up once again with Pete Yorn for a new EP due out this summer titled, Apart. The upcoming album was announced on Friday, and is currently scheduled for a June 1 release on Capitol Records. The two had collaborated on an internationally platinum-selling full-length album back in 2009 with Break Up, and return to their musically creative ways with the first single from the EP titled “Bad Dreams,” which arrived to major streaming platforms early Friday morning.
The pulsating new rock track can be partially streamed below, and soars with a beating kick drum to go under Johansson’s shining vocal performance. According to the announcement press release, “Bad Dreams” is one of four new songs which will appear on Apart when it arrives later this year, in addition to a remix of Yorn’s “Tomorrow,” which originally appeared on his 2016 Arranging Time album. The new song also came with a music video, which was exclusively shared to Apple Music. A brief portion of the music video can be watched in the :15-second clip above.
“Being able to revisit this project with Pete in a totally different context but within the same creative parameters is a unique artistic opportunity for me,” Johansson said about her return to music in a statement. “It is always a pleasure to sing with Pete because I think our voices and stories complement each other.”
Yorn also added a few comments on working with the famous “Avengers” actress, revealing that the two had “recorded ‘Bad Dreams’ over a couple of days in downtown L.A. at the Spring Street studio of our old friend R. Walt Vincent.”
Johansson’s collaborations with Mr. Yorn aren’t the only times when she’s dipped her creative hand into the music world. She directed the filming of a concert thrown by Ellie Goulding back in 2015, and even formed her own band named The Singles with Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, Haim’s Este Haim, and Julia Haltigan. The supergroup would eventually be forced to change their name to Sugar Sugar and released a covers compilation album back in 2016.