Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Jonas and Ellie Goulding all appear on the upcoming "Finding Neverland: The Album" soundtrack out June 9.
What's one way to pressure the general public into buying an album of songs from a musical? Star power, and "Finding Neverland" does just that! It's backed by over a dozen A-list musicians, featuring music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy. The record is a clever approach to interest fans of musicals to notice mainstream artists, and fans of the Top 40 to listen to classic a musical.
"When I first heard Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy's bold and exciting music for Finding Neverland, I loved the mix of their contemporary sound with this classic and timeless story," says Harvey Weinstein, a producer of the musical and the album, to Billboard. "This album is a great opportunity to have some of today's most popular and innovative recording artists help introduce the music to the world."
Tom Mackay, exec vp, West Coast and general manager at Republic, adds: "In essence, fans of these artists will discover the story and the play in a way they wouldn't have otherwise, and on the flipside, fans of the play will discover some of these artists in a way they might not have in their daily lives. That made for a cool challenge to find talent with the wide range that these songs require."
Here's the official tracklist:
Zendaya – Neverland
Kiesza – Stronger
Nick Jonas – Believe
Ellie Goulding – When Your Feet Don’t Touch the Ground
Paloma Faith – Circus of Your Mind
Jennifer Lopez & Trey Songz – What You Mean to Me
Rita Ora & Sage The Gemini – Are We Gonna Play?
Christina Aguilera – Anywhere But Here
Jon Bon Jovi – Beautiful Day
Pentatonix – Stars
John Legend – My Imagination
Gary Barlow – Something About This Night
Matthew Morrison – We Own the Night
Christina Perri – All That Matters
The Goo Goo Dolls – If the World Turned Upside Down