As mentioned here last week, Diana Ross and Tame Impala lead the list of stars contributing to the soundtrack for Minions: The Rise of Gruand their collaboration, “Turn Up the Sunshine,” is out now, ahead of the album’s July 1 release through Decca.
Showing a clear homage to Ross’ disco-style pop hits of the ’70s and ’80s, the track was co-written by Jack Antonoff, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, singer Sam Dew and songwriter/ Grammy Award-winning Swedish producer, Patrik Berger. It begins with what sounds like a young child’s voice repeating a formal phrase, with Ross accentuating by breaking his voice in the verses and then soaring in the chorus.
Minions: The Rise of Gru features ’70s covers by artists such as Phoebe Bridgers (“Goodbye to the Love” by The Carpenters), Thundercat (“Fly Like an Eagle” by Steve Miller Band), HER (“Dance to the Music” by Sly and Family Stone) and St Vincent (“Funkytown” by Lipps Inc.). The line-up also includes BROCKHAMPTON, Weyes Blood, Gary Clark Jr., Kali Uchis, former presidents team member Caroline Polachek, Tierra Whack, Asian pop stars Jackson Wang and GEM and Earth, Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White, who contributed her own original song as and joined Brittany Howard in a new version of his band’s classic song “Shining Star”.
Antonoff wrote on Instagram last week: “The recording sessions for these are some of the most special and weird. Minions: The Rise of Gru in theaters on July 1.
https://www.spin.com/2022/05/hear-diana-ross-tame-impala-track-from-rise-of-gru-soundtrack/ Hear Diana Ross/Tame Impala Track From Rise of Gru Soundtrack