Scarlett Johansson is back on the musical saddle after an almost six-year-long hiatus, this time with a posse of talented women at her side. Her first musical effort, released back in 2008, was a Tom Waits tribute album, which she followed with a duo track alongside Pete Yorn. Now she’s enlisted Haim bassist Este, as well as singer-songwriters Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, and Julia Haltigan for a “super-pop” group called The Singles.
“I love Grimes. And I love the Bangles. And I love the Go-Go’s,” Johansson said of her inspirations. “I wanted it to be like those bands: ultra pop but also a little ironic, a little in on the joke.”
The group’s first release, “Candy,” lives up to the ultra-pop hype—like Robyn with a little more edge. The vocal harmonies are slightly gritty, and the vibe danceable but definitely not Top 40. The track comes courtesy of Federal Prism, the label of TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek.
Listen to the track below.