H.E.R. reimagines the Sly and The Family Stone classic “Dance To The Music” on the latest single from the Minions: Rise of Gru soundtrack. The sequel to the Despicable Me spin-off and its Jack Antonoff (Bleachers)-produced soundtrack are out on July 1st.
“Dance To The Music” strikes at the heart of what made the Minions: Rise of Gru soundtrack so intriguing, with headlining musicians tackling covers of some of the most celebrated songs of yesteryear. H.E.R. builds the funk classic from the ground up, starting with the drums and adding one piece at a time, including a little guitar “to make it easy to move your feet,” and a chorus of horns that carries her across the finish line of the song’s all-too-short sub-three-minute runtime.
The cover follows last month’s release of the original Tame Impala and Diana Ross collaboration “Turn Up The Sunshine“. Co-written by Parker, Antonoff, Sam Dew, and Patrik Berger, the track is the lone original pop song on the expansive soundtrack that features Thundercat, Phoebe Bridgers, Gary Clark Jr., BROCKHAMPTON, RZA, St. Vincent, Antonoff’s band Bleachers, and many more paying tribute to the hits of the ’60s and ’70s with covers of John Lennon, Kool & The Gang, Steve Miller Band, The Carpenters, and more.
Listen to H.E.R.’s cover of “Dance To The Music” by Sly and The Family Stone, set to appear in the Minions: Rise of Gru soundtrack out on July 1st. Click here to pre-order in a variety of formats. Scroll down for the full tracklist.
H.E.R. – “Dance To The Music” (Sly and The Family Stone)
Minions: The Rise of Gru soundtrack:
‘Turn Up The Sunshine’ – Diana Ross ft. Tame Impala
‘Shining Star’ – Brittany Howard ft. Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire 1975)
‘Funkytown’ – St. Vincent (Lipps Inc 1979)
‘Hollywood Swinging’ – BROCKHAMPTON (Kool & The Gang 1974)
‘Desafinado’ – Kali Uchis (Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto 1959)
‘Bang Bang’ – Caroline Polachek (Nancy Sinatra 1966)
‘Fly Like An Eagle’ – Thundercat (Steve Miller Band 1976)
‘Goodbye To Love’ – Phoebe Bridgers (The Carpenters 1972)
‘Instant Karma!’ – Bleachers (John Lennon 1970)
‘You’re No Good’ – Weyes Blood (Linda Ronstadt 1975)
‘Vehicle’ – Gary Clark Jr. (The Ides of March 1970)
‘Dance To The Music’ – H.E.R. (Sly and The Family Stone 1967)
‘Black Magic Woman’ – Tierra Whack (Fleetwood Mac 1968 / Santana 1970)
‘Cool’ – Verdine White
‘Born To Be Alive’ – Jackson Wang (Patrick Hernandez 1979)
‘Cecilia’ – The Minions (Simon & Garfunkel 1970)
‘Bang Bang’ – G.E.M. (Nancy Sinatra 1966)
‘Kung Fu Suite’ – RZA
‘Minions: The Rise Of Gru Score Suite’ – Heitor Pereira