24 Songs, 1 Hour 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Basically since the dawn of recording studios, master producers have set out to find compelling women to sing with the music they create. Got a Girl is one such entry from 2014, with San Francisco producer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura and movie star Mary Elizabeth Winstead providing us with cool style and pleasant tunes. Nakamura’s previous production credits include Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon and Gorillaz, plus his band affiliations with Handsome Boy Modeling School, Lovage, and Deltron 3030. Winstead is known for films such as Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, The Spectacular Now, and Kill the Messenger. When they're together, Winstead’s allowed to be Françoise Hardy while Nakamura adds modern, steady beats to French pop, psychedelic James Bond–style film music, and orchestral pop. “Did We Live Too Fast” is played with a retro wink. “Everywhere I Go” builds atmosphere to Winstead’s gentle coo. “There’s a Revolution” plays up the kitsch factor. “Things Will Never Be the Same” throws a hip-hop beat into Bond-type tension. “Heavenly” turns into pure seduction.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Basically since the dawn of recording studios, master producers have set out to find compelling women to sing with the music they create. Got a Girl is one such entry from 2014, with San Francisco producer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura and movie star Mary Elizabeth Winstead providing us with cool style and pleasant tunes. Nakamura’s previous production credits include Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon and Gorillaz, plus his band affiliations with Handsome Boy Modeling School, Lovage, and Deltron 3030. Winstead is known for films such as Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, The Spectacular Now, and Kill the Messenger. When they're together, Winstead’s allowed to be Françoise Hardy while Nakamura adds modern, steady beats to French pop, psychedelic James Bond–style film music, and orchestral pop. “Did We Live Too Fast” is played with a retro wink. “Everywhere I Go” builds atmosphere to Winstead’s gentle coo. “There’s a Revolution” plays up the kitsch factor. “Things Will Never Be the Same” throws a hip-hop beat into Bond-type tension. “Heavenly” turns into pure seduction.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings
20 Ratings
72Arno

Bellissimo!!

Another fantastic Dan the Automator release!

onescaredcat2

Impatient

I keep hoping they will release another track.

Stacyyyy R

Beautiful and smooth

Piece of beautiful art

About Got A Girl

Got a Girl is an American indie pop duo formed by esteemed producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura (Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, Handsome Boy Modeling School) and singer/actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Smashed, Live Free or Die Hard). The two met on the set of the 2010 movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, where Winstead was acting in a supporting role and Nakamura was providing part of the film's score. Although Winstead had never before made music professionally, Nakamura was impressed with her smooth, dulcet voice and the two bonded over a shared love of '60s French pop, café jazz, psychedelia, and hip-hop. Using these styles as their starting point, they experimented with making music together and were thrilled with the initial results. They began working on an album of slinky, sophisticated pop songs in a retro style that blended with Nakamura's distinctive hip-hop-influenced beats. Using the name Got a Girl, they tested the waters by releasing the single "You and Me" in May 2013. Their debut album, I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, arrived a year later in July 2014. ~ Timothy Monger

ORIGIN
Los Angeles, CA
FORMED
2012

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