Scarlett Johansson starts new band The Singles with Este Haim

New single 'Candy' will be released on Dave Sitek's label Federal Prism

Actress-come-singer Scarlett Johansson has teamed up with Este from Haim to start a new band.

Going by the name of The Singles, the group also consists of Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris and Julia Haltigan. A press release describes their sound as “super-pop”.

“The idea was to write super-pop dance music written and performed by girls,” Johansson writes. “I love Grimes. And I love the 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 Singles have released their first track ‘Candy’ via Federal Prism, the label of TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek. Listen via Soundcloud below.

This isn’t Scarlett Johansson’s first foray into music: in 2008, she released Tom Waits tribute album ‘Anywhere I Lay My Head’, following it with Pete Yorn collaboration ‘Break Up’ in 2009.

Meanwhile, Haim have said that their new album is “shaping up”. Speaking at the Grammys earlier this month, the group discussed their forthcoming record as well as the inspirations behind it. “We try to write every day, it’s shaping up,” Danielle Haim said, while Este Haim added: “We gotta flex that songwriting muscle as much as possible, we’re keeping it creative. This [The Grammys] might inspire a song, who knows?”

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