Rihanna has released a new single from the soundtrack for DreamWorks’ forthcoming animation Home. She stars in the animation alongside Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory), Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez. Rihanna’s discography to date has been rather dark or at least on the adult side of pop music, so a children’s animation seems a strange arena for the “S&M” singer’s talents.
However, the song is fittingly uplifting and epic; it shows a different side to Rihanna. Though new to voice acting, the R&B singer is not a stranger to Hollywood as she has previously starred in Battleship, 2014’s Annie, and as herself in This Is The End alongside Craig Robinson. Home, an adaption from Adam Rex’s book The True Meaning of Smekday is due in cinemas on the 27th of March. Listen to “Towards The Sun” below and purchase it here.