Artist Direct caught up with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dan the Automator, who together form the band Got A Girl, and in the brief interview, it’s revealed that Mary’s upcoming album will be released in August and Dan talks about the feel of the album:
A chance encounter during the filming of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which starred Winstead and featured several songs by Nakamura, led the pair to an unexpected meeting of minds and musical tastes. On a whim, Nakamura invited Winstead to join him in his studio. A few sessions later, the duo realized that something fabulous and unpredictable was happening.
“It started out as just an interesting experiment,” says Winstead. “And then we realized, ‘Hey, what we’re doing is really good.’ We recorded a dozen songs, each one coming from a different place, but with a unifying vibe. All of a sudden, it felt like we were doing an album.”
The common theme to their collaborations was romance, says Nakamura, but not in the way most people think. “When we say ‘romance,’ we’re talking about lifestyle and attitude, in addition to relationships and mood,” he explains.
EMI will release the album this fall.