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Listen: Indigo Girls New Single “What We Wanna Be”

Out now, the new Indigo Girls single “What We Wanna Be” – the folk duo’s first new song in four years – from record label PS Classics. Indigo Girls, composed of the Grammy Award–winning duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, wrote the song specifically for the end credits of the upcoming film musical Glitter & Doom, which – through 25 iconic Indigo Girls songs – charts the romance between aspiring circus performer Glitter (Filipino star Alex Diaz) and struggling musician Doom (UK newcomer Alan Cammish). The full soundtrack will be available in digital and streaming formats this Friday, March 8.

 

 

Songwriter Ray explains the genesis of “What We Wanna Be”: “The new song was inspired by the film’s characters and by my own experience of peeling off the layers of things I have built over the years to shield me from pain or even my own truth. It is a conversation between Glitter and Doom and their endeavor to find healing through the love they have kindled together. And as importantly, the grace that allows them to live fully as their own selves. Because of Michelle Chamuel’s richly creative and unique approach as the producer of our songs in the film, we were thrilled to be able to bring a new song to fruition with her.” The song was recorded in Nashville in November, 2023.

Indigo Girls: photo by Jeremy Cowart

Indigo Girls is one of the most successful folk duos in history. They have recorded 16 studio albums (seven gold, four platinum, one double platinum), sold over 15 million records, and built a dedicated, enduring following. Committed and uncompromising activists, they work on issues like immigration reform (El Refugio), LGBTQ advocacy, education (Imagination Library), death penalty reform, and Native American rights. They are co-founders of Honor the Earth, a non-profit dedicated to the survival of sustainable Native communities, Indigenous environmental justice, and green energy solutions.

 

The film musical Glitter & Doom, directed by Tom Gustafson and written by Cory Krueckeberg, opens on March 8 at New York’s Quad Cinema and Los Angeles’ Landmark Theaters Sunset through Music Box Films, with a national rollout one week later.  As SPEAKproductions, Krueckeberg and Gustafson made their debut feature with the musical fantasy Were the World Mine – the team’s first soundtrack collaboration with PS Classics – was chosen as a “Critic’s Pick” by The New York Times, who called it “movie musical magic.”

 

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