Are Tame Impala and Diana Ross Collaborating on the 'Minions 2' Soundtrack?
It's also rumoured to feature St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, Caroline Polachek, BROCKHAMPTON, Thundercat, Tierra Whack and more
Published May 09, 2022C'est banana(s)! A collaboration between Tame Impala and Diana Ross might be happening — on the soundtrack for the Minions sequel, of all things.
UPDATE (05/10, 11:45 a.m. ET): In the year of 2022, it's all true and real. You can scroll down to check out the full tracklist for what might be the year's greatest film soundtrack.
Over the weekend, some strange posters started popping up in London, prompting that volatile mix of nervous excitement and extreme confusion.
Sorry but WHAT is this Tame Impala x Diana Ross thing (featuring a lot of amazing people)? pic.twitter.com/pNXFGuNNpe— Rob Copsey (@RobCopsey) May 7, 2022
At first glance, the poster's styling makes it look like it's announcing a music festival lineup, helmed by Ross and Kevin Parker's one-man band. And the lineup is stacked: the other names billed are St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, Caroline Polachek, BROCKHAMPTON, Thundercat, Tierra Whack, Brittany Howard, H.E.R., Kali Uchis, Weyes Blood, RZA, Bleachers, Jackson Wang, G.E.M., Verdine White, Heitor Pereira and Gary Clark Jr.
But if you look at the very bottom, there lie those fateful words: produced by Jack Antonoff (because of course). Even closer inspection reveals that there's one of those little yellow guys popping out of Ross's name and a few others embedded deep in the colourful, star-studded notice.
After being postponed due to the ongoing cause for postponements, Minions: The Rise of Gru is slated for release this July.
When sharing the trailer last December, People reported that the film's "1970s-inspired" soundtrack was being produced by Antonoff. Pop's right-hand man also contributed to Thank You, Ross's first album in 15 years, further cementing the possibility that this is, in fact, a real thing that's happening.
Tame Impala recently collaborated onstage with the Wiggles, so who's to say the Supremes legend wouldn't be next?
Minions: The Rise of Gru (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack):
1. Diana Ross: Turn Up The Sunshine (feat. Tame Impala)
2. Brittany Howard: Shining Star (feat. Verdine White) [Earth, Wind & Fire cover]
3. St. Vincent: Funkytown (Lipps Inc. cover)
4. BROCKHAMPTON: Hollywood Swinging (Kool & the Gang cover)
5. Kali Uchis: Desafinado (Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto cover)
6. Caroline Polachek: Bang Bang (Nancy Sinatra cover)
7. Thundercat: Fly Like an Eagle (Steve Miller Band cover)
8. Phoebe Bridgers: Goodbye to Love (The Carpenters cover)
9. Bleachers: Instant Karma! (John Lennon cover)
10. Weyes Blood: You're No Good (Linda Ronstadt cover)
11. Gary Clark Jr.: Vehicle (The Ides of March cover)
12. H.E.R.: Dance to the Music (Sly and the Family Stone cover)
13. Tierra Whack: Black Magic Woman (Santana cover)
14. Verdine White: Cool
15. Jackson Wang: Born to Be Alive (Patrick Hernandez cover)
16. The Minions: Cecilia (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
17. G.E.M.: Bang Bang (Nancy Sinatra cover)
18. RZA: Kung Fu Suite
19. Heitor Pereira: Minions: The Rise of Gru Score Suite