In advance of Sing 2, Illumination, Universal Pictures and Republic Records have joined forces with U2 to support nonprofit organization Education Through Music (ETM)—which provides music as a core subject for children in under-resourced schools across North America. As part of this partnership, ETM figures prominently in the music video for the first release from the Sing 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, U2’s “Your Song Saved My Life”—out today.
The engaging video was directed by Aya Tanimura and stars students and teachers from the ETM program. Voiceovers and subtitles tell their stories of finding support, strength and joy in music and underlines the importance of the organization’s mission to provide thousands of children in under-resourced schools across America with access to a high-quality music education.
The Sing 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack releases Friday December 17, 2021. It accompanies the eagerly awaited new chapter in Illumination’s blockbuster animated franchise, Sing 2, which opens in US theaters on December 22, 2021.
“Your Song Saved My Life” marks the first new music from U2 since 2019. Bono, lead singer of U2, makes his animated film debut in Sing 2 as the voice of Clay Calloway. The band are very familiar with creating original songs for film, having received two Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song among their many honors over the years.
The soundtrack features three original works – U2’s “Your Song Saved My Life,” Sam i feat. Anitta, BIA & Jarina De Marco on “Suéltate,”, and a record from Adam Buxton with Fancy Feelings feat. DSCOSTU entitled “Tippy Toes”. The soundtrack also features a special Sing 2 Mix of the record “Soy Yo” by Bomba Estéro as well as a cover of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” from Keke Palmer ft. Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Reese Witherspoon & Tori Kelly.
The soundtrack also includes additional music from the film, including contributions from superstars Halsey, Pharrell Williams, Elton John and Billie Eilish, as well as performances by cast members Tori Kelly, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Nick Kroll, Taron Egerton and more.