Legend explains his involvement on the starlet's debut album
The rock legend added backing vocals to two tracks on ‘Anywhere I Lay My Head’ – ‘Falling Down’ and ‘Fannin’ Street’.
Posting on his official site BowieNet, the singer said: “The songs are great, really good Tom Waits stuff, and Scarlett‘s performances are mystical and twice cool. She creates a mood that could have been summoned by someone like Margery Latimer or Jeanette Winterson.”
However, the veteran artist played down his contributions to the record, saying: “I’ve seen the press on this and I suppose the record company wanted to spin my involvement a little more than it actually warrants. All I contribute are these oo’s and ah’s on a couple of tracks.
“[TV On The Radio’s] David Sitek, the producer, originally asked me to do three songs, but for one of them, ‘I Don’t Wanna Grow Up’, I didn’t feel I could contribute much to it, so I left it alone.”
The tracklisting of ‘Anywhere I Lay My Head’, released on May 19, is:
‘Town With No Cheer’
‘Anywhere I Lay My Head’
‘Song for Jo’
‘I Wish I Was in New Orleans’
‘I Don’t Want to Grow Up’
‘No One Knows I’m Gone’
‘Who Are You?’
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