The success story of Scarlett Johansson’s speaks for itself. She started her acting career at a very young age and quickly became a critically acclaimed and wonderful actress. She secured her place in the leading actress category by securing two nominations at 2004 BAFTAs. Oscar-winning rom-com drama – Lost in Translation brought the world’s attention towards her work and also made her won the BAFTA. However, it is her role as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has maintained her star status. Apart from having a successful acting career, she could never make her fame in the music industry.
Scarlett’s sexy voice as Samantha in an award-winning film “Her” took away the hearts of the world. And then she suddenly marked her presence in Justin Timberlake’s music video of karma anthem – “What goes around.. Comes around”. Later, she decided to woo the world with an official singing effort and made her debut album release “Anywhere I lay my head” in 2008. Despite her popularity, she received mixed reviews for her debut album. Now, let’s have a closer look at whey her music career drowned.
Her music albums
Scarlett Johansson released her debut music album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, in the year 2008. It includes her lead single song “Falling Down,” and the entire collection has ten cover songs of Tom Waits and has one original track – “Song for Jo.” She wrote the original track along with David Sitek, the producer of the record. After the launch of her most awaited debut, surprisingly she received quite a mixed kinds of reviews.
She never lost her hope in singing career, so just after a year, she released another album – “Break up” in collaboration with Pete Yorn, an American singer and songwriter. The collection consists of eight tracks written by Pete Yorn along with a cover song of Big Stars “I am the cosmos.” But just like her debut, “Break Up” also received mixed reviews from the critics.
But, after a decade of the album release, she became popular on Spotify. Many listeners love her work and listen to it regularly.
Review for ScarJo’s flopped music career
After releasing her two albums, she received a lot of criticism for her work, mostly because of her voice, which got the most flack. If we talk about her vocal performance in 2008, her vocals were limited, and her pitch occasionally shaken. But some of the publications noted that the actress has a wide textural range from low, melancholy, and smooth. And some said that she couldn’t sing at all.
Some of the critics even said that her voice is flimsy and expressionless. However, some of the critics also pointed out her strong points as a singer like her throaty whisper is soothing, velvety, and vaguely sinister. But it is impossible to deny that the negative reviews have overweighted her positive reviews. Regardless of how people feel about ScarJo, there is no doubt that she has multiple talents and singing is just one of them.
Reasons for her flop music career
The first and foremost reason for her flop music career is the lack of her presence on social media sites. Despite being a wonderful actress of the highest net worth, she never used social media platforms like Instagram or Twitter. Eventually, with the growth of the music platforms, her music career reached a better level.
ScarJo tried her hand in singing, but she couldn’t get as much fame as she received in the acting career. Later, after receiving mixed comments from the critics, she decided to get back her foot in the acting field. She joined the band of Superheros as Black Widow in Iron Man 2.