The Apart EP marks the duo of Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson's first collaboration since their 2009 album, Break Up. Ushered in by the shimmering lead single "Bad Dreams," the EP features four brand new recordings and a new version of "Tomorrow," a song that originally appeared on Yorn's last album, 2016's Arranging Time.
"If Break Up was dealing with an unraveling relationship, Apart is dealing with the aftermath," Yorn explains. "It acknowledges the array of heavy emotions that come up living separate lives. You're getting used to the idea of not being with someone who has been a big part of your life. Even after a break up has occurred, the presence of an ex still seems to loom large in one's mind for a while. There are moments during the day where you wonder, is it really over? Or will there be another chapter in the relationship now that it has evolved? The EP is an attempt to sort through all this and get comfortable with the excitement of new freedoms while facing underlying fears of the unknown road that lies ahead."
Johansson adds, "Being able to revisit this project with Pete in a totally different context but within the same creative parameters is a unique artistic opportunity for me. It is always a pleasure to sing with Pete because I think our voices and stories complement each other."