Stevie Wonder has premiered the official video for his latest single “Faith,” featuring Ariana Grande. The song is from the soundtrack release of the animated musical “Sing,” which hit shelves on Dec. 9 via Republic Records.
The 25-time Grammy winner debuted the collaborative effort on Dec. 21 via his official YouTube channel and the video premiere coincides with the U.S. theatrical release of "Sing.". Composed by Ryan Tedder, Benjamin Levin and Francis Starlite as the soundtrack's lead release, “Faith” has already scored a 2017 Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Original Song for a Motion Picture.
The 2:43 minute clips opens with a shot of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer behind the piano, knocking out the song's opening verse behind a muted hook guitar riff. The clip quickly segues to a shot of Grande strolling down an urban street with the song title painted as graffiti in black and white behind her on a brick wall. Grande holds her own, trading verses with the Motown legend while getting down with animated characters from the new film. Fans can check out the clip above.
Produced by Illumination Entertainment (“Despicable Me,” “Minions”), the 3-D animated blockbuster stars the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson and features 85 classic tracks like Spencer Davis Group's 1966 hit “Gimme Some Lovin'” and Queen's 1981 smash “Under Pressure,” which features the late great David Bowie. Distributed by Universal Pictures, “Sing” hits theaters on Dec. 21.
The pair of multi-platinum sellers teamed to perform “Faith” live on the season 11 finale of “The Voice,” which aired Dec. 3 on NBC. Wonder was also among the all-star cast who appeared,on “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come,” which aired Tuesday.
Following the holidays, Ariana Grande will gear up for her highly anticipated Dangerous Woman Tour, which kicks off in the U.S. on Feb. 2 in Phoenix at Talking Stick Resort Arena and wraps up in April 15 in Orlando, Florida, at Amway Center before heading overseas for a summer romp through Europe. Tickets for select events are available at AXS.