Jazmine Sullivan has released her contribution to the TILL soundtrack, “Stand Up.” The GRAMMY Award-winning artist specially wrote the original song for the upcoming film as a tribute to Emmett and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley.
Sullivan said the song focuses on how Mamie “found her voice and purpose in so much turmoil.”
“I’m honored to be able to contribute to such a powerful film about such a historic and tragic moment in American history,” she continued.
Co-written, directed and executive produced by Chinonye Chukwu, TILL tells the historic and heartbreaking story of the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till in Mississippi through the eyes of his mother Mamie.
Following her son’s death, Mamie gave Jet Magazine the right to publish images of her deceased body, calling the world’s attention to his tragic death, and went on to advocate for racial equality and social justice as an activist for the NAACP.
The film stars Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Haley Bennett, John Douglas Thompson, Tosin Cole, Jayme Lawson, Roger Guenveur Smith, Frankie Faison and Whoopi Goldberg.
“It was a genuine dream come true to have Jazmine Sullivan pen and perform “Stand Up” as the end credit song of TILL,” Chukwu said. “A passionate artist and activist, Jazmine delivers an anthem for justice and hope; one that ignites a fire to rise up for all people whose lives have been senselessly cut short because of America’s deep rooted and white supremacy.”
TILL will debut in select theaters in the United States on October 14, followed by a nationwide release beginning on October 28.
Listen to Jazmine Sullivan’s song “Stand Up” off of the TILL soundtrack.
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