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Sia has joined Dolly Parton for a new duet version of her 1971 song “Here I Am.”
The new rendition appears on the soundtrack for the Netflix film “Dumplin’.” Rolling Stone reported that it’s one of six songs that Parton collaborated on with songwriter and producer Linda Perry.
The 1971 original, which appeared on Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors” album, has more of a country-pop sound from the decade. The new version is mostly piano driven and replaces fiddles and country instrumentation with a more somber gospel sound.
Well I sure am proud to share the first single from the Dumplin' soundtrack with y'all! I re-recorded "Here I Am" with the incredible @Sia and I sure do hope you love it.— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) September 14, 2018
Just click to the link to listen to the whole song.https://t.co/Y405wQEU0n pic.twitter.com/ucf4f2Xuvy
Sia appears on the second verse of the song, also joining Parton on the chorus.
According to Variety, Perry and Parton revealed at the Music Biz conference in Nashville, Tennessee, that Miranda Lambert and Miley Cyrus are also on the soundtrack, as well as actress Jennifer Aniston, who appears in the film.
Netflix announced it acquired “Dumplin’” Wednesday. It tells the story of Dumplin (Danielle Macdonald), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen who signs up for her mother’s pageant in protest, drawing others to follow and rattling a small Texas town. Aniston plays Dumplin’s mother.
The “Dumplin’” soundtrack be released Nov. 30 on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville. Listen to the new rendition of “Here I Am” below.