Dolly Parton and Sia drop new single from the Dumplin’ soundtrack
Per Variety, Dolly Parton and Sia have released the new single from Dumplin‘ soundtrack, starring Jennifer Aniston (Friends, Office Christmas Party). Danielle Macdonald (Patti Cake$) will play her daughter.
The track is a re-recording of Parton’s 1971 classic “Here I Am.” The full soundtrack will feature six Parton classics along with six new songs, with Sia, Miley Cyrus and Miranda Lambert all contributing vocals.
Parton herself took to Twitter to announce the news.
Well I sure am proud to share the first single from the Dumplin' soundtrack with y'all! I re-recorded "Here I Am" with the incredible @Sia and I sure do hope you love it.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) September 14, 2018
The film is based on Julie Murphy’s 2015 best-selling novel of the same name about child beauty pageants, set around an overweight teenager named Willowdean, nicknamed “Dumplin‘” by her mom. Will is full of confidence and comfortable with her body, despite the fact that her mother Rosie was a beauty queen in her teen years. She doesn’t really mind getting teased about her weight. She meets a boy named Bo who might be interested in her and now Will is starting to have feelings of self-doubt. Throughout the story, she and her mom Rosie have to deal with what they’ve done for each other, and change their relationship.
Said to feature music as a prominent factor, the film will include new versions of Dolly Parton songs re-recorded by the legendary artist. Furthermore, Parton will collaborate with musicians like Sia and Miranda Lambert and pen six new original songs (co-written by Parton and Linda Perry). Other music artists such as Alison Krauss, Elle King, Mavis Staples and many others are also contributing to the original motion picture soundtrack for the film.
Dumplin’ is slated to premiere later this year on Netflix and will also have a theatrical release in select U.S. theaters.