The highly anticipated new adaptation of ‘The Color Purple,’ a musical version of Alice Walker’s timeless novel, is not only bringing the beloved story to a new generation of filmgoers but also delivering a star-studded soundtrack. The album, executive produced by Quincy Jones and Scott Sanders, is set to feature an impressive lineup of musical talents.
The soundtrack, scheduled for release on December 15 via WaterTower Music and Gamma, boasts an array of celebrated artists contributing to the musical experience of the film. Some of the confirmed contributors include Alicia Keys, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Megan Thee Stallion, Jennifer Hudson, Keyshia Cole, Jorja Smith, Coco Jones, Ciara, Mary Mary, and Missy Elliott.
The first glimpse of the soundtrack has been unveiled through Alicia Keys’ powerful track, “Lifeline,” setting the stage for the musical richness that awaits audiences. The movie, set to hit theaters on Christmas Day, features an all-star cast, with Fantasia reprising her Broadway role and Halle Bailey, Jon Batiste, HER, Ciara, and more adding their voices to the ensemble.
‘The Color Purple,’ directed by Steven Spielberg in 1985, was a cinematic triumph, earning 10 Academy Award nominations. The upcoming adaptation, with its impressive soundtrack, aims to captivate audiences once again and add a contemporary musical touch to this classic tale.
As fans eagerly await the release of the film, the soundtrack promises to be a standout addition, blending the talents of renowned musicians to enhance the emotional resonance of ‘The Color Purple’ for a new era.