The upcoming film “Dumplin'” may not hit theaters until Dec. 7, but fans of Dolly Parton can hear two new songs from the soundtrack ahead of the movie’s release. Those who pre-order the soundtrack for the film will receive two tracks instantly including “Here I Am,” Dolly’s collaboration with Sia, and the heartwarming ballad “Girl In the Movies.”
Dolly penned “Here I Am” and upon its release in September, the song hit No. 1 on the iTunes Country Songs and Top 10 all-genre chart. The music video for the song was also recently revealed and includes several characters fighting their own battles. One woman is shown alone at a cemetery visiting a loved one’s grave while an older man is spotted on the street holding a sign that reads “Homeless + Hungry. Please help me.”
“We should always be ready to lend a hand when someone is hurting,” Dolly advises on Twitter. “The official video for ‘Here I Am’ is out now and I think it does that message justice! Hope y’all enjoy!”
The video’s heartfelt storyline has each of the clip’s characters soon finding a helping hand in their lives.
Dolly and Linda Perry co-wrote the touching ballad “Girl In the Movies.” Singing lead, Dolly dreams of being a girl in the movies alongside delicate acoustic guitar and pedal steel accompaniment.
“Up on the silver screen I picture me / Livin’ out my passions, hopes and fantasies / I want to be the girl in the movies / The one with the glint in her eyes / The girl that seldom loses / Beautiful, with grace and style / Acting out her story / Standing in her glory / Happy ever after / I want to be the girl in the movies,” Dolly sings.
Dolly is featured on every song of the film’s soundtrack, which will be released on Nov. 30. “Dumplin’” will premiere in select theaters and on Netflix on Dec. 7. The film’s soundtrack includes features by Elle King, Mavis Staples, Miranda Lambert, Willa Amai, Rhonda Vincent, Alison Krauss, Macy Gray, and DOROTHY, as well as cameos by “Dumplin’” stars Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston.