Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Scarlett Johansson video

You've heard it, now you can see it. Scarlett Johansson's cover of Falling down.

13 comments:

5 cent said...

That video is pretty pointless. Not sure it goes with the song at all. Strange.

Bren said...
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Bren said...

I'd agree. It seems as unfocused and unfeeling as SJ's cover. Boom Boom.

Nael said...

oh god. make it stop.

monkeyrotica said...

I like her acting (check out Ghost World and The Man Who Wasn't There). She's easy on the eyes.

I do not want to hear her sing.

Joshua Field said...

i dunno. like...im trying to forget that ive ever heard these lyrics/songs before...and the sound is growing on me...the sound...not so much her voice...i dunno...its strange...but ive tried...and i cant hate this.

Nael said...

i think this is a real missed opportunity. She sounded great when she sang "Summertime" and here she sounds flat and out of her element.

inabillity said...

none of you mentioned Dave Sitek's arrangement, which is pretty fantastic. it's true this would be a lot better with a different singer though.

Bren said...

inability, I'd have to say my dislike is as much with the arrangement as with the singing. I feel they've stripped out most of what it is that makes Tom Waits' music. All they've left is the notes and the lyrics.

gilbert c said...

This is bad! She has no business singing a tom waits song. Who the heck does she think she is!

cisellis said...

I like it :) Guess I'm the only one. It's not that her version is bad. It's just that the Waits original is so good.

Rosa C. said...

I have mixed feelings about this. I like her....I like her acting, I like the roles she picks, and I like that she likes Tom Waits, BUT I agree with gilbert c....she has no business singing Tom Waits. I mean, I love Tom Waits, but I would never dare to put out an album of Tom Waits covers...especially if I was going to interpret it like that. sheesh!

Matlock said...

I'm pleased that these versions are so different than the originals, which, to me, would be the only way to cover songs by Tom Waits. SJ could have done an album of TW 'standards' like Holly Cole or even John Hammond, but she and Sitek chose a different route entirely. I'm surprised that I do not hate the album at first listen.