Neo-soul sensation Andra Day has been on a whirlwind of success this year. Her debut project, Cheers to the Fall and her single, “Rise Up”, were nominated for two 2016 GRAMMY Awards (where she performed and shared a duet with Ellie Goulding); she also performed at last week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia; and last year she sang at the White House and starred in a commercial’s for Coca-Cola and Apple with her friend, mentor, and admirer, Mr. Stevie Wonder.
Now, Day has landed her ballad “The Only Way Out” on the Ben-Hur movie soundtrack, and released a concept music video for the song.
“The title is in reference to mercy; you can harbor this anger toward people in your life or you can forgive,” states Day, “the themes in the song are the same as in the movie, believing in yourself, preserving in hope and faith”.
Mark Burnett (The Voice, Shark Tank, Celebrity Apprentice) produced the epic American historical motion picture film BEN-HUR. This Paramount Pictures/MGM movie debuts in theaters nationwide on August 19, 2016.
Bursting with action – including a chariot race for the ages – and elevated by themes of justice, liberty, redemption & radical forgiveness, it tells the classic story of Judah Ben–Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title and separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery and despair. Co-star, Morgan Freeman, also delivers a stand-out performance.
For more information on BEN-HUR visit BenHurMovie.com. In theaters nationwide – August 19, 2016 in 2D, Digital 3D and IMAX 3D.