Stepping off the big screen and into your speakers, Scarlet Johansson teams up with Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, Julie Haitigan, and well beloved Este Haim to form the new pop super girl group The Singles. Today, these lovely ladies released their new electric pop song “Candy.”
With their Madonna-esque vibes, The Singles bring the bounce back into pop with their indie, almost MGMT-goes-girl sounding effects. The recipe was simple. Add movie star, great musicians, and TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek to form one sweet song for your hearing pleasure. Scarlett told Rolling Stones earlier:
“I would say it’s super-pop… the idea was to write super-pop dance music written and performed by girls… I love Grimes. And I love Bangles. And I love the Go-Go’s. I wanted it to be like those bands. Ultra pop but also a little ironic, a little in on the joke.”
The joke, I am assuming, is the song itself. Although this was a gallant try, ScarJo should maybe stick to movies. As their first song, this was nothing truly original, and the vocals were slightly off – sorry, Scarlett. The music did have a catchy tempo accompanied by catchy lyrics.
Overall, however, the competition could eat this for breakfast.