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Diana Ross and Tame Impala announce collaborative track ‘Turn Up The Sunshine’

The song, out next week, is part of the Jack Antonoff-produced soundtrack for new Minions film 'The Rise of Gru'

By Will Richards

A composite photo of Diana Ross and Tame Impala
Diana Ross. (Photo: Ross Naess); Tame Impala. (Photo: Matt Sav)

Diana Ross and Tame Impala have announced details of a new collaborative track called ‘Turn Up The Sunshine’, taken from the soundtrack to ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’.

After posters spotted in London hinted at a collaborative album between the pair, it has now been confirmed that they will release a new track on May 20 as part of the Jack Antonoff-produced soundtrack to the new film.

As revealed on the poster, also on the soundtrack are Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Brockhampton, Thundercat, Antonoff’s own band Bleachers and many more, all taking on versions of 1970s classics.

The soundtrack will come out on July 1 via Decca Records, the same day the film arrives in cinemas, and you can see the full tracklist below. Diana Ross and Tame Impala‘s ‘Turn Up The Sunshine’ arrives on May 20.

  1. Turn Up The Sunshine’ – Diana Ross ft. Tame Impala
  2. Shining Star’ – Brittany Howard ft. Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire – 1975)
  3. Funkytown’ – St. Vincent (Lipps Inc – 1979)
  4. Hollywood Swinging’ – BROCKHAMPTON (Kool & The Gang – 1974)
  5. Desafinado’ – Kali Uchis (Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – 1959)
  6. Bang Bang’ – Caroline Polachek (Nancy Sinatra – 1966)
  7. Fly Like an Eagle’ – Thundercat (Steve Miller Band – 1976)
  8. Goodbye To Love’ – Phoebe Bridgers (The Carpenters – 1972)
  9. Instant Karma!’ – Bleachers (John Lennon – 1970)
  10. You’re No Good’ – Weyes Blood (Linda Ronstadt – 1975)
  11. Vehicle’ – Gary Clark Jr. (The Ides of March – 1970)
  12. Dance to the Music’ – H.E.R. (Sly and The Family Stone – 1967)
  13. Black Magic Woman’ – Tierra Whack (Santana – 1970)
  14. Cool’ – Verdine White   
  15. Born To Be Alive’ – Jackson Wang (Patrick Hernandez – 1979)
  16. Cecilia’ – The Minions (Simon & Garfunkel – 1970)
  17. Bang Bang’ – G.E.M. (Nancy Sinatra – 1966)
  18. Kung Fu Suite’ – RZA
  19. Minions: The Rise of Gru Score Suite’ – Heitor Pereira

Rumours of a collaboration between Kevin Parker and the Supremes icon began to emerge last year, with initial reports in The Sun saying: “She’s really excited to work with Tame Impala, and is ecstatic with the track.”

Ross’ last album came in 2021’s ‘Thank You’, which she described as “my gift to you with appreciation and love. I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time. I dedicate this songbook of love to all of you, the listeners. As you hear my voice you hear my heart.”

She’ll return to the UK this summer, and will perform the Legends slot at Glastonbury, which was originally booked for the festival’s 2020 edition before it was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Tame Impala will also return to the UK this summer to perform a headline slot at All Points East in East London’s Victoria Park.