Up to now few days, posters pasted up on partitions in London have teamed some type of all-star music factor. The poster lists Diana Ross and Tame Impala throughout the highest, an intriguing mixture, and it additionally states that it’s “produced by Jack Antonoff.” It appears a bit of bit like a music-festival poster, however it may’t be that. The poster lists Brockhampton, who simply performed their closing present at Coachella. As a substitute, it appears likelier that this poster is promoting the soundtrack album for the forthcoming movement image Minions: The Rise Of Gru.
Past Tame Impala and Diana Ross, the poster additionally lists a bunch of different stars, together with Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Thundercat, Caroline Polacheck, RZA, Brittany Howard, Bleachers, Tierra Whack, Weyes Blood, Kali Uchis, and H.E.R. It’s in all probability additionally value noting that there’s a bit of tiny Minion subsequent to Diana Ross’ title on the poster. (Scott Lapatine, our intrepid Stereogum chief, is seemingly sufficiently well-versed in Minion lore to establish that Minion as Carl.)
Final yr, Individuals reported that Jack Antonoff can be accountable for the “Seventies-inspired” soundtrack for Minions: The Rise Of Gru — which, in spite of everything, is a Despicable Me preview set within the ’70s. One of many contributors talked about on that poster is Earth, Wind & Hearth’s Verdine White, so this might be an album of latest artists overlaying ’70s songs. As for the Diana Ross/Tame Impala factor, Jack Antonoff labored on Thank You, the comeback album that Diana Ross launched final yr. On the time, The Solar reported that Ross had recorded a tune with Tame Impala, but it surely didn’t seem on the album. Perhaps Antonoff was simply saving it up for Minions: The Rise Of Gru.
The entire ridiculous prolonged Despicable Me universe has been accountable for one main pop hit already; Pharrell’s “Completely happy” made it into the world as a part of the soundtrack for 2013’s Despicable Me 2. Lastly, we get to seek out out whether or not Jack Antonoff has a “Completely happy” in him. Minions: The Rise Of Gru arrives in theaters 7/1.