Dolly Parton Teams With Sia for Powerful ‘Here I Am’ Video [Watch]
A mourner visiting a grave, a homeless man begging for change, a child cowering in fear as her mother is abused, an elderly woman sick in bed—all of these striking characters make up the powerful video for Dolly Parton and pop star Sia's collaboration, "Here I Am," recorded for the Dumplin’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
Neither Parton nor Sia appear in the video, which focuses completely on the evolution of the personalities introduced at the beginning, and ultimately leaves viewers with an uplifting message of hope.
The song is the debut track from the upcoming Netflix movie, which stars Jennifer Aniston and relates the story of a plus-size teen who causes a revolt in her small Texas town by entering a pageant and ultimately shaking up the status quo.
The soundtrack features newly recorded collaborations of some of Parton's most popular songs including lead single "Here I Am." Parton wrote and originally recorded the song decades ago, including it on her 1971 Coat of Many Colors album, and it's an unlikely but perfect composition to add Sia on, as it showcases the unexpected but perfect blend of their vocals.
The soundtrack (out Nov. 30) features newly recorded collaborations of some of Parton's most popular songs in addition to six new original compositions. The new songs were co-written by Parton and Grammy nominee Linda Perry, who also co-produced the soundtrack. Other collaborators include Miranda Lambert, Mavis Staples, Elle King, Alison Krauss and Rhonda Vincent.
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