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Disney Releases “Guardian Angel” Track
TheBoomBox recently released the new “Guardian Angel” track from Disney’s newest television film, “Let It Shine,” which will be premiering Friday June 15th. The “Let It Shine” Soundtrack features over 13 songs including ballads, funky james, and epic hip hop battles that are all performed by the movie’s stars and Hollywood Records artists Coco Jones, Tyler James Williams and Brandon Mychal Smith.
The “Let It Shine” album will also include videos, special offers and four instrumental tracks that fans can access from the computers and use to create their own tracks.
One of the tracks already released, “Don’t Run Away” is climbing the charts based on requests. Radio Disney will premiere the full soundtrack on Saturday, June 9 and will have cast members in studio leading up to the Disney Channel premiere of the movie on Friday, June 15.
The tracks were written by top songwriters and producers in contemporary pop/R&B: Antonina Armato & Tim James, David Banner, Andy Dodd, In-Q, J-Doe, Toby Gad, Adam Hicks, Steven Jones, Jay L’Oreal, Justin Mobley, Tocarra Phillips, Lindy Robbins, Thomas Armato Sturges, Dapo Torimiro, Anya Vasilenko, Jon Vella, Lambert “Stereo” Waldrip and Adam Watts. A concept music video for “Guardian Angel” featuring Tyler James Williams and Coco Jones was directed by Chris Applebaum (Rihanna, Selena Gomez & the Scene, Mariah Carey) and will debut on Disney Channel on Friday, June 1.
Songs included on “Let It Shine” soundtrack are:
- 1. ”Don’t Run Away” by Tyler James Williams featuring IM5 – a confessional uptempo jam about loving from afar performed by Tyler with up-and-coming teen group, IM5.
- 2. ”Guardian Angel” by Tyler James Williams and Coco Jones – Tyler raps and Coco sings this elegant ballad about finding purpose and heading for the top.
- 3. ”Me and You” by Tyler James Williams and Coco Jones – This edgy duet captures the essence of a young couple trying for one last chance before love slips away.
- 4. ”What I Said” – Coco Jones throws down as both a singer and rapper on this upbeat R&B track.
- 5. ”Who I’m Gonna Be” – Coco Jones rocks it old school on this ’70s-style funk piece about self-determination.
- 6. ”You Belong to Me” by Tyler James Williams – a moving love song performed Tyler.
- 7. ”Tonight’s the Night” by Brandon Mychal Smith, Spencer Lee and Tyler James Williams – Pure party music, sung by the “Let It Shine” cast, sets the stage for hi-hop supremacy in the club.
- 8. ”Around the Block” by cast of “Let It Shine” – One of the film’s sensational m.c. battles, where razor-sharp wit and humor trumps all.
- 9. ”Moment of Truth” by Tyler James Williams and Brandon Mychal Smith – the climactic hip-hop battle, is as funny as it is memorable.
- 10. ”Joyful Noise” by the cast of “Let It Shine” – This upbeat gospel-flavored track sums up all the positive energy of “Let It Shine.”
- 11. ”Good to Be Home” – Coco Jones sings this upbeat ballad, which is a moving testament to faith and family.
- 12. ”Let It Shine” by Tyler James Williams and Coco Jones – The film’s joyous title song borrows from the classic gospel-folk tune.
- 13. ”Self Defeat” by Tyler James Williams – This bonus track is a one-man rap masterpiece from the talented star of “Let It Shine.”
The plot of the original movie follows Cyrus DeBarge is the musical director at his father’s Atlanta, Georgia, church, and he’s been having some challenges convincing his preacher father that hip-hop is not the devil’s music. Cyrus’ struggles continue when, for a freestyle rap competition at the local teen club, he writes a song under the name “Truth,” which tells his childhood friend and longtime crush, recording artist Roxanne Andrews, how he really feels about her. When it’s all said and done, his best friend Kris McDuffy is mistakenly named the author of the rap song and winner of the contest. As Roxanne begins to fall for Kris, it’s up to the true poet Cyrus to overcome self-doubt, seize the opportunity to reveal both his talent and his feelings, and pursue his dreams. All the while, Cyrus must convince his preacher father that hip-hop music can convey a positive message despite the rap battle he is about to throw down with his nemesis, “Lord of Da Bling,” at the club.