The world must be ready, Rihanna is coming for real! She created a concept album based on DreamWorks Animation’s toon film entitled “Home“, scheduled to hit theaters in March 27, 2015 through 20th Century Fox.
The Barbadian pop star is set to perform new songs in the film which will be included in the official movie soundtrack scheduled to be released on digital retailers on 23 March via Rihanna’s own label Westbury Road Entertainment.
DWA chief Jeffrey Katzenberg confirmed the news during the company’s fourth quarter and full 2013 year earnings results on Tuesday February 25. The film directed by Tim Johnson and formerly known as ‘Happy Smekday!‘, is based on Adam Rex’s book ‘The True Meaning of Smekday‘ and features the voices of Rihanna (as Tip), Jim Parsons (as Oh), Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin. About the concept album, DreamWorks CEO confirmed:
The concept album is not a general soundtrack, but a studio record with Rihanna on the bandwagon, and with her chart-dominating ways, it is only expected for the crew, Rihanna and her world class songwriting creative team to pull off an album that is almost expected to perform exceptionally on the charts, radios and other music platforms. It is not one, two or three songs but an entire collection that maintains a theme and unified story. This is what really sets ‘Home‘ apart. It is also necessary to underline that it is not a musical.
The track “Towards the Sun” performed by Rihanna was released as first promotional single on iTunes on 24 February 2015. The same day DreamWorks Animation unveiled the official lyric video of “Feel the Light” performed by Jennifer Lopez.