Remember singing “It’s A Hard Knock Life” (at the top of your lungs) when you were a kid? This holiday season Annie returns with a contemporary twist, as the Broadway classic is set in modern-day New York City. The Annie: Original Motion Picture, directed by Will Gluck, features an equally exciting soundtrack containing brand new recordings of the original Annie favorites performed by an all-star cast including, Jamie FoxxCameron Diaz, and Quvenzhané Wallis. In addition, listen for collaborations with Sia, Beck and several others on the soundtrack.

The soundtrack also features some amazing new tracks, by mastermind hit-maker Greg Kurstin, who serves as the film's Executive Music Producer. Kurstin is responsible for writing and producing hits with industry giants, such as Sia, Katy Perry, P!nk, Ellie Goulding and Lilly Allen. The first single released from the album is the fun and uplifting, “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile” reinvented by Sia and Kurstin. The Annie:Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was mastered at The Lodge by Chief Mastering Engineer, Emily Lazar. With an extensive history working with both Sia and Kurstin, they most recently collaborated on Sia's 1000 Forms of Fear with Lazar handling the mastering duties. 

Kurstin and Sia have created three new songs for the soundtrack including "Moonquake Lake", "Opportunity" and "Who Am I".  "Moonquake Lake" sung by Sia and featuring Beck, is a cheerful track, perfect for Annie’s optimistic attitude.  As for “The City's Yours” renowned songwriting/production team, StarGate (Rihanna, Beyonce, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj), also collaborated with Sia.  

Annie: Original Motion Picture is set to release this December 19, so be sure to get to the nearest theater and sing along as loud as you can!


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