Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande Show "Faith" On Soundtrack For "Sing"
Soundtracks are often an opportunity for unlikely collaborators, and the upcoming animated movie “Sing” will unite the legendary Stevie Wonder with young pop starlet Ariana Grande.
The 15-second snippet below previews a fun, upbeat number from the pair. The clip’s release comes after Grande’s appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “Faith” features vocals by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande, and is produced by multi-Grammy Award-winning songwriters/producers Ryan Tedder (Adele, Beyoncé, U2) and Benny Blanco (Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry). The film also touts that this is the first song that Wonder has contributed to a film in more than 25 years – when he crafted the soundtrack for Spike Lee‘s Jungle Fever.
“Faith” will be on the soundtrack for “Sing,” an animated film starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly. The movie is set in an animal-inhabited world, where a koala named Buster Moon is putting on a singing competition to help a rundown theater return to prominence. The five lead contestants: a conman mouse (McFarlane), a teenage elephant with stage fright (Kelly), a hardworking mother of 25 piglets (Witherspoon), a gangster gorilla (Egerton), and a punk rock porcupine (Johansson). The movie hits theaters on December 21, 2016.