St. Vincent is able to go to “Funkytown” — are you prepared? The singer launched her cowl of the Lipps Inc. basic on Friday (June 3), which appeared on the forthcoming soundtrack for Dreamworks’ Minions: Rise of Gru soundtrack.
The reimagined observe, which was produced by Jack Antonoff — who moreover curated the soundtrack, and is featured on it alongside his band, Bleachers — sees the singer tapping into the track’s disco roots. Artfully positioned autotune to her vocals and distorted strings units the “Funkytown” cowl other than the unique, whereas the video for the observe exhibits a Minion-ified model of Vincent, full in a maroon swimsuit and her signature blonde bob and bangs.
H.E.R., Bleachers, Phoebe Bridgers, Kali Uchis, Thundercat, and Caroline Polachek are additionally set to be featured on the Minions: The Rise of Gru soundtrack, along with Weyes Blood, Brockhampton and extra.
Extra ’70s covers set to be included on the soundtrack are Bridgers’ interpretation of The Carpenters’ “Goodbye to Love,” the Bleachers’ model of John Lennon’s “Prompt Karma!,” H.E.R.’s cowl of Sly and the Household Stone’s “Dance to the Music,” the Minions themselves tackling Simon & Garfunkel’s “Cecilia,” and extra. In the meantime, Diana Ross and Tame Impala‘s collaboration for the soundtrack, titled “Sunshine,” arrived on May 19.
The Minions: The Rise of Gru soundtrack, which is out there to pre-order now, will likely be launched on July 1 — the identical date of the film’s theater-only launch. Hearken to St. Vincent’s model of “Funkytown” — and revisit the enjoyable trailer for Minions: Rise of Gru — beneath.