Sia announced the release of the official album for her upcoming film, Music, on Thursday (Nov. 19). The singer’s eighth studio release, Music — Songs From and Inspired by the Motion Picture, will drop on Feb. 12 through Monkey Puzzle/Atlantic and feature the bouncy new funk pop single, “Hey Boy,” which also dropped on Thursday.
The album was written for and inspired by the film directed and co-written by the Grammy-nominated singer. So far, fans have gotten a preview of the collection through the songs “Together” the inspiring “Courage to Change”; an accompanying original cast soundtrack is due out this winter, according to a release announcing the project.
The singer also unwrapped the heart-swelling first trailer for the film starring Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom, Jr. and her longtime collaborator Maddie Ziegler in her first major film role as the titular character. The film, described as “a wholly original exploration of the healing power of love and the importance of community,” will be held together by Sia’s music, which soundtracks “fantastical musical sequences” that paint an alternative world for Music while imagining “a world where those bonds can be strengthened in times of great challenge.”
Hudson plays Zu, described as a “newly sober drug dealer and self-saboteur” who becomes the guardian of her half-sister Music (Ziegler), a teenager with special needs. Struggling in her new role, Hudson turns to friend and neighbor Ebo (Odom, Jr.). In the sneak peek, a nearly-bald Hudson speaks with wonder about Ziegler’s non-verbal Music, who uses music as a conduit to decipher the world as she dances her way through technicolor dream sequences. The 10 original songs Sia wrote for the film will be performed by the cast. Music is slated to have a special limited theatrical IMAX release in February.
Listen to “Hey Boy” and watch a trailer for Music below.