Surprise! Yes, Sonna Rele has released a major announcement which has got many of us excited and is touring the world making records, meeting people and also bagging some amazing projects back in California! Sonna bagged a really fun project which anyone would want to be in! A song for the upcoming film Cinderella which is soon to be released this March 13th in theaters by Disney!
Singer Sonna Rele who is from the U.K has been working on her album currently and touring with Ne-Yo and also creating a major fan base via social media. To top it off she is now singing for the film. The song is called ‘Strong’ and the film stars Lily James and Richard Madden.
When we spoke to Sonna this week, and she told us the surprise, we asked her how it felt when doing a record for a film by Disney. She said,
“Having the opportunity to perform “Strong” for Cinderella was an amazing feeling and such an honor. The songs themes of empowerment and the knowing that there really is strength in kindness really felt close to my heart”
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.
Soon, she is forced to become their servant, disrespected, covered in ashes and spitefully renamed Cinderella. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her, and she continues to remain positive, determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.”
When Ella meets a dashing stranger in the woods, unaware that he is really the Prince (Richard Madden) and not merely Kit, an apprentice at the palace, she believes she has finally found a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the King (Derek Jacobi) summons all maidens in the kingdom to attend a royal ball at the palace, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. Alas, her Stepmother forbids her to attend and callously destroys her dress.
Meanwhile, the calculating Grand Duke (Stellan Skarsgård) devises a plan to thwart the Prince’s hopes of reuniting with Ella and enlists the support of the devious Stepmother. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand. Soon, a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin, a few mice and a magic wand, changes Cinderella’s life forever.
The Cinderella original motion picture soundtrack will be available wherever music is sold on March 10, 2015. The album is now available for pre-order at iTunes http://smarturl.it/cnsa1 and Amazon http://smarturl.it/cnsama1. The physical CD will include an insert to download a new original song performed by Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Cast from the short “Frozen Fever.” The animated short will be shown in front of “Cinderella” and includes the new song written by Oscar and Grammy-winning composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
So Sonna fans be sure to tune into the film and grab your copy available on iTunes and Amazon this March 10th,2015!