Tag: Thurgood Marshall
ANDRA DAY RELEASES “STAND UP FOR SOMETHING” FEATURING COMMON ON MARSHALL OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
FILM OPENS IN THEATERS OCTOBER 13
ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN BY THE LEGENDARY DIANE WARREN
GRAMMY® Award-nominated platinum soul powerhouse Andra Day releases the moving anthem “Stand Up For Something” [feat. Common] from the forthcoming soundtrack album for the film Marshall.
The full soundtrack album for Marshall arrives in stores and at all digital retailers via Warner Bros. Records on September 15th while the film opens in theaters everywhere Friday October 13.
The original song was written for Marshall by GRAMMY®, Emmy®, and Golden Globe® Award-winning and eight-time Academy® Award-nominated legend Diane Warren and Academy® Award and GRAMMY® Award-winning hip-hop icon and actor Common. It spotlights Day’s show-stopping and stunning vocals over powerful production as well as thought-provoking rhymes from Common. In addition, Marshall marks Day’s on-screen debut in the film.
About “Stand Up For Something” and Marshall, Day comments, “I was so moved by the story of Thurgood Marshall. It was an incredible honor to not only be asked to record the lead single, but also appear in the movie. I’ve always dreamed of working with Diane and Common, and the experience was better than I could have ever imagined. This is such an important project. I’m thankful to be a part of it.”
“I am so honored to have worked with Andra and Common on this important song. I am more proud of this song than any other I have ever written,” said Warren.
Stay tuned for more details on the Marshall Soundtrack soon.
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown, and James Cromwell, Marshall is based on a true incident in the life of Thurgood Marshall, when he was a young lawyer, long before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt naacp sends Marshall to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur against his wealthy socialite employer in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial that quickly became tabloid fodder. In need of a high profile victory but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partnered with Samuel Friedman, a young Jewish lawyer who has never tried a case. Marshall and Friedman struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, driven to discover the truth in the sensationalized trial that helped set the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement to come.
About Andra Day:
Carried by enough conviction to incite cultural change, Andra Day’s full-length debut Cheers to the Fall [Warner Bros. Records] garnered a 2016 GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best R&B Album,” while its ubiquitous lead single “Rise Up” achieved a nod for “Best R&B Performance” and earned an RIAA Platinum certification in addition to amassing more than 37 million Spotify streams. Andra quite literally performed everywhere: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Ellen, Dancing with the Stars, The View, Hallmark’s National Christmas Tree Lighting, Audience TV, the CMA Country Christmas, and the America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular.