Set to release on December 15, “The Color Purple (Music From and Inspired By)” boasts a star-studded soundtrack for the highly anticipated film adaptation.
The album showcases performances from the musical by a talented ensemble, including Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Halle Bailey, H.E.R., Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, and Fantasia Barrino.
Notably, the soundtrack also features original songs inspired by the film, contributed by Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Megan Thee Stallion, Coco Jones, Keyshia Cole, Jorja Smith, Black Thought, Mary Mary, and more.
Listeners can anticipate a special collaboration between Usher and H.E.R., as well as a remix by Missy Elliott. The end credit song, crafted by The-Dream and sung by Fantasia, adds an extra layer of star power to the musical compilation.
The first single, “Lifeline,” written, co-produced, and performed by Alicia Keys, is already available. Alicia Keys collaborated with production partners Tricky Stewart (known for work with Beyoncé and Rihanna), Marshmello (associated with Selena Gomez and Juice Wrld), and TMS (notable for collaborations with Dua Lipa and Lewis Capaldi).
The soundtrack is brought to life by executive music producers Grammy-winning film composer Nick Baxter, Tony-nominated composer and lyricist Stephen Bray, and multimedia artist Blitz Bazawule, who also co-directed Beyoncé’s Black is King.
While the full tracklist is yet to be unveiled, the album promises a captivating musical journey. Kris Bowers’ score for the movie is set to release on December 25. Both albums are distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, WaterTower Music, and gamma.
The movie musical, hitting theaters on December 25, offers audiences a fresh perspective on the timeless narrative of sisterhood. Directed by Blitz Bazawule and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones, “The Color Purple” is a bold reinterpretation of the beloved classic. The screenplay is by Marcus Gardley, based on the novel by Alice Walker, with the musical stage play book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Executive producers include Alice Walker, Rebecca Walker, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Carla Gardini, Mara Jacobs, Adam Fell, Courtenay Valenti, Sheila Walcott, and Michael Beugg.