Artist, Pharrell Williams, is the key composer and one of the producers for the soundtrack to the upcoming movie “Hidden Figures”. This week “The Voice” judge decided to give the people a little preview by releasing two new songs from the anticipated soundtrack. Pharrell released his song from the soundtrack called “Runnin” along with a song from Lalah Hathaway called “Surrender”.
Both songs have a sort of old school jazzy vibe and are guaranteed to get you moving to the beat. Pharrell plans to release another song from the soundtrack on October 28th. That song is called “I See A Victory” and it will feature Pharrell and Kim Burrell. All the songs will be available for purchase and download through Itunes. In the meantime, you can check out “Surrender” and “Runnin” below and see what you think of them.
“Hidden Figures” is the never been told before story of three African American women who worked at NASA. Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson were the masterminds behind the launch of astronaut John Glen into orbit. Their work broke down gender and race barriers while inspiring a generation to dream big. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae portray these extraordinary women in the film. The film has a star-studded cast which includes Kevin Costner, Kristen Dunst, Aldis Hodge, Mahershala Ali, Ariana Neal, Maria Howell, Jaiden Kaine, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Scott Michael Morgan, Lidya Jewett, Alkoya Brunson, and Saniyaa Sidney.
The film was written by Allison Schroeder and Margot Lee Shetterly. Margot is an African American writer of nonfiction and the movie is based on her first book also called “Hidden Figures”. The film was produced by Donna Gigliotti, Kevin Halloran, and Mimi Valdes. Theodore Melfi directed the groundbreaking film.
You still have a little bit of a wait before you can see this amazing story unfold on the big screen. “Hidden Figures” is set to be released on Christmas Day. No word yet on when the “Hidden Figures” soundtrack will be released.
So, what are your thoughts? Will you be headed to the box office to watch this amazing story? Let me know in the comments.
Written By: Ronda Brooks