Here we have Scarlett Johannson and David Bowie covering Tom Wait’ “Falling Down”, from Ms. Johannson’s new album Anywhere I Lay My Head, which is an entire album (minus one original) of Tom Waits songs.
I’m personally not interested in the debate about actors making music. Waits is a musician who acts in movies. Nick Cave writes movies (and novels and lectures). Some actors are actually good musicians: I really like Brittney Murphy’s singing voice a lot.
But I was surprised by this. I didn’t expect such an icy, Nico-style reworking of the song. I think I like it, but I’m not sure yet. It’s gonna take a few listens.
What do you think?