CELESTE SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘THERE WILL COME A DAY’ (FROM THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE “THE COLOR PURPLE”
15 DECEMBER 2023 (TORONTO, ON) - Celeste today shares her new single ‘There Will Come A Day’ (From The Original Motion Picture “The Color Purple”) via Polydor Records/Universal Music Canada. A stirring, jazz-tinged ballad that unfurls into a string-laden, soul-funk groove, ‘There Will Come A Day’ marks the beginning of an exciting new era for one of the biggest British stars to emerge in recent times.
‘There Will Come A Day’ features on the album “The Color Purple (Music From And Inspired By)”, which has been executive produced by Quincy Jones, Larry Jackson and Scott Sanders and is also released today (December 15th) via Gamma Records.
The album includes timeless classics from the The Color Purple musical alongside 16 newly penned songs steeped in culture and inspired by the rich tapestry of the film’s narrative. From love and pain to strength and redemption, these new songs capture the essence of “The Color Purple” while paving the way for a new musical era.
Celeste made the song with Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist and producer DetoNate, aka Nathaniel Ledwidge whose credits include Labrinth, Sia, Diplo, Channel Tres, Diana Ross and more. The track was mixed by Beach Noise, renowned for their work with Kendrick Lamar.
‘The Color Purple’, a bold new version of the beloved classic film, is released in cinemas in the UK on 24th January.
Celeste is currently working on her hotly-anticipated second record, expected for release in 2024.
Celeste is one of the most successful breakthrough artists in recent years. After winning the Rising Star award at the 2020 BRIT Awards, the British-Jamaican singer released her debut album “Not Your Muse” in 2021. A captivating blend of modern soul, smoky jazz, pop and R&B, it made the LA-born, Brighton-raised singer-songwriter a star, topping the UK Album Charts. Later that year, Celeste was nominated for an Oscar for ‘Hear My Voice’, a track she co-wrote with composer Daniel Pemberton for the film The Trial Of The Chicago 7. Her second record, expected for release sometime in 2024, is keenly anticipated and shaping up to be one of the biggest albums of next year.
About “The Color Purple (Music From and Inspired By)
Boasting an ensemble cast like no other – Fantasia, Taraji B. Colman Domingo, Danielle Brooks, H.E.R, Hallie Bailey – and music from Grammy Award winning songwriters of The Color Purple musical – Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray - “The Color Purple (Music From and Inspired By)” promises an auditory experience that’s both deeply nostalgic and refreshingly new.
But the magic doesn’t stop at the timeless classics. Dive deeper and find yourself entranced by a new chapter of entirely new music, each song steeped in culture and inspired by the rich tapestry of the film’s narrative – from vocal powerhouses Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole, Coco Jones, Jorja Smith, Celeste, Mary Mary, October London and a breathtaking collaboration from USHER & H.E.R. From love and pain to strength and redemption, these songs capture the essence of “The Color Purple” while paving the way for a new musical era.
And for those seeking a modern twist, remixes from Missy Elliot featuring Megan Thee Stallion and Timbaland featuring Black Thought, who each elevate their signature sounds magnifying the soul of the original songs and creating a bridge between generations of music lovers.
In addition, the film’s sweeping end credit song, “SUPERPOWER (I),” written and produced by lauded hitmaker The-Dream, is performed by the film’s transcendent north star, Golden Globe nominee Fantasia.
“The Color Purple” (Music From and Inspired By) is more than just an album – it’s a celebration of stories, voices, and melodies coming together in perfect harmony.
Boasting seventeen songs from the Film, sixteen newly penned songs and four remixes, this is a collection destined to arrive as an instant classic.
PRESS PHOTOS (Credit: Jesse Crankson)