Dolly Parton and pop superstar, Sia, have joined forces for a remake of Parton’s 1971 track, “Here I Am.” While the song originally appeared on Coat of Many Colors, it is now being re-released as a slower duet as part of the Dumplin’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
Although Parton and Sia seem like an unlikely pairing, the duo absolutely soar on the soulful rendition of the song. Whether you’re familiar with the original or not, this new power ballad is the perfect pick me up.
Dumplin’ is a musical-comedy that will center around Parton and her music, with the country superstar listed as executive producer on the soundtrack. Parton recorded six new songs for the project and will also remake several older tracks as collaborations. In addition to Sia, other artists featured on the soundtrack include Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss, Miley Cyrus, Rhonda Vincent, and Elle King. Additionally, Parton will trade vocals with the stars of the film, Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston.
Listen to “Here I Am” below…
Dumplin’ is an adaptation of a book by Julie Murphy, telling the story of a plus-sized teenager (Macdonald) and her former beauty queen mom (Aninston). When the teenager enters a pageant in protest, transformation overtakes the pageant and the town.
In addition to lending her music to Dumplin’, Parton will also pair with Netflix for an eight-part series centered around her songs. The anthology, due out in 2019, will have eight episodes, with each being based on one of Parton’s songs. “As a songwriter, I have always enjoyed telling stories through my music,” Parton said in a statement. “We hope our show will inspire and entertain families and folks of all generations.”
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