Grammy nominated R&B artist Andra Day teams with rapper Common for the powerful new anthem, “Stand Up For Something.”
The record, which arrives when more celebrities are using their art to stand up for social injustice, will appear on the forthcoming soundtrack album for the film ‘Marshall.’
“Stand Up For Something” was written by multi-award winner Diane Warren and Common. The record highlights Andra’s show-stopping vocals as well as thought-provoking rhymes from Common.
The full soundtrack album for Marshall arrives in stores and at all digital retailers via Warner Bros. Records on September 15th while the film opens in theaters everywhere Friday, October 13. Also, Marshall marks Andra’s on-screen debut in the film.
About “Stand Up For Something” and Marshall, Andra states: “I was so moved by the story of Thurgood Marshall. It was an incredible honor to not only be asked to record the lead single, but also appear in the movie. I’ve always dreamed of working with Diane and Common, and the experience was better than I could have ever imagined. This is such an important project. I’m thankful to be a part of it.”
“I am so honored to have worked with Andra and Common on this important song. I am more proud of this song than any other I have ever written,” said Warren.
Stay tuned for more details on the Marshall Soundtrack soon.
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown, and James Cromwell, Marshall is based on a true incident in the life of Thurgood Marshall, when he was a young lawyer, long before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends Marshall to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur against his wealthy socialite employer in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial that quickly became tabloid fodder. In need of a high profile victory but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partnered with Samuel Friedman, a young Jewish lawyer who has never tried a case. Marshall and Friedman struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, driven to discover the truth in the sensationalized trial that helped set the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement to come.