Today, Decca Records reveals the brand-new single taken from ‘JUDY’ The Original Soundtrack – ‘Get Happy’, featuring original vocals by Renée Zellweger and Sam Smith.
Following a world exclusive premiere on Radio 2 this morning, Renée and Sam join forces for a totally unique and vibrant version of one of Garland’s best-loved numbers, ‘Get Happy’.
The duo’s utterly distinctive vocals soar effortlessly over the big band accompaniment, breathing new life into this timeless classic.
Sam Smith, a long-time Judy Garland fan said:
“When I was 17 years old I did a project on Judy Garland for my Film Studies A-Level. I was immediately immersed into the magic of Judy and her incredibly brave and triumphant story. She has remained as one of the icons of my life. She was one of the bravest humans out there and her vulnerability and honesty in her art still gives me goose bumps like it did the first time.
It was truly an honour to sing with Renée. Nobody could have played Judy as well as Renée, and it is a career highlight for me to be singing with her, and in some small way, with Judy. I hope everyone loves the film as much as I did.”
The track coincides with the release of the highly-anticipated feature film in which Renée stars as Judy Garland, set for UK release on 2nd October.
‘JUDY’ the album features Zellweger’s breath-taking recordings of Judy Garland’s award-winning and most popular numbers, which have become some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including ‘For Once in My Life’, ‘Come Rain or Come Shine’ and ‘Over the Rainbow’, all perfectly capturing the moving intensity of Garland’s electrifying performances.
Set for global release on 27th September 2019, ‘JUDY’ the album marks 50 years since Judy Garland’s premature death in 1969, and 80 years since she shot to teenage stardom in The Wizard of Oz in 1939, and will be released on the singer’s original record label, Decca.
The release of this special duet is particularly poignant, as some of the greatest entertainers of today come together to pay homage to one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
JUDY is a Pathé, BBC Films, and Ingenious Media Presentation of a Calamity Films Production and is set for a UK nationwide theatrical release on 2nd October 2019.
‘JUDY’ THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK, INCLUDING BOTH DUETS, IS RELEASED GLOBALLY ON 27TH SEPTEMBER ON DECCA RECORDS.
LEAD SINGLE ‘OVER THE RAINBOW’ WAS RELEASED ON 30TH AUGUST ON DECCA RECORDS.