Multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban took to Twitter to announce that he has recorded an original song entitled “Evermore” for Disney’s much-anticipated Beauty and the Beast. The song is “a soaring ballad,” written by Disney composer Alan Menken and lyricist Tim Rice, that will be featured on the film’s soundtrack and play during the end credits.
Like most of the world, Groban seems to be a big fan of Beauty and the Beast, as well as Menken and Rice. In a statement, he said, “I am honored to sing this beautiful new song by two of my absolute favorites, Alan Menken and Tim Rice. Beauty and the Beast has been with me since my childhood and to have a musical connection to this new film makes me so happy.”
Reportedly, Dan Stevens’ the Beast sings “Evermore” after releasing Emma Watson’s Belle and letting her be with her father.
Additionally, even after Disney churned out a massive amount of character posters and motion posters yesterday, they let Groban exclusively release one more. The actor/singer tweeted: “I’m honored to have recorded a special version of For Evermore for the new movie AND I get to show you this never before seen poster!!!” The beautiful one-sheet can be seen below…
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
Beauty and the Beast is directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) and sees Watson and Stevens joined in the cast by Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Luke Evans as Gaston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as Le Fou and Audra McDonald as Garderobe. The film is set for release on March 17th, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly