Josh Groban will release Evermore, a new song from Disney’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast
Multi-platinum international recording artist and songwriter Josh Groban has recorded an all-new original song, “Evermore,” for Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast. “Evermore” will appear in the film’s end credits as well as the soundtrack. The announcement of “Evermore” also coincides with the release of a new poster for the film! Check it out in full in the gallery viewer below.
Described as “a soaring ballad,” “Evermore” is performed in the film by the Beast (Dan Stevens) after he releases Belle (Emma Watson) to be with her father. The song was written by eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) and veteran lyricist and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Evita). Menken also provides the film score, as well as new recordings of the classic songs from the animated film written by himself and Ashman. The original motion picture soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records on March 10.
“I am honored to sing this beautiful new song by two of my absolute favorites, Alan Menken and Tim Rice,” says Groban. “‘Beauty and the Beast’ has been with me since my childhood and to have a musical connection to this new film makes me so happy.”
Mitchell Leib, president of music for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Production, helped to bring Groban into the musical mix for the film.
“Alan Menken, director Bill Condon and I were talking about which contemporary recording artist could even sing such a demanding song, let alone succeed with it. Josh stood alone,” he says Leib. “His voice is a natural fit for this showstopper of a composition.”
Beauty and the Beast also stars Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; and Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp. The film also features Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Audra McDonald as Garderobe, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.
A singer, songwriter, and actor, Josh Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (over 30 million sold worldwide), live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. The 35-year-old Los Angeles native is the only artist who has had two albums on the Top 20 Best-Selling Albums list of the past decade, according to Billboard.
Beauty and the Beast will be released in theaters on March 17.