‘Feelin’ Me, Feelin’ U‘ singer Alicia Keys has lent her ever sought after voice to a new cause this year, joining the push for new movie ‘12 Years a Slave’ by appearing on its forthcoming soundtrack!
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Boasting 16 tracks, the November 5th release will feature original recordings from all its contributing acts, including the Alabama Shakes, Hans Zimmer and the aforementioned Keys.
Executive produced by ‘Made To Love‘ hit maker John Legend, the soundtrack comes in aid of the Steve McQueen directed movie, which hits US big screens on November 1st and stars ‘True Romance‘ actor Brad Pitt and ‘Salt’ star Chiwetel Ejiofor.
On the venture, the recently married Legend beamed:
“’12 Years a Slave’ is such a stunningly powerful film. I was so moved when I saw it. I felt every minute of it and was so inspired to contribute to the music of the soundtrack. This album brings together some incredible artists from different places and different genres who have all been touched by the film. When artists are inspired by great art, it makes us want to create. This album is the result of that inspiration.”
Hitting shelves via Columbia Records, ‘Slave‘s soundtrack follows the release of Legend’s latest LP ‘Love in the Future‘, which peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 and almost one year after the arrival of Keys‘ latest project ‘Girl on Fire‘.
Since its November 22nd release, the studio offering has sold 732,000 units in the US while surpassing sales global sales of 1.1 million units, helped in great part by its lead single of the same name and the Emeli Sande penned ‘Brand New Me‘!