Justin Timberlake Covers Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’

By Amanda Wicks

The Trolls soundtrack may be one of the more anticipated of the year thanks to the fact that Justin Timberlake served as executive music producer on the movie. Even though it won’t hit theaters until November 4th, the soundtrack drops tomorrow (September 23) and comes packed with lots of star-studded covers and Timberlake’s original, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”

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Ahead of its release Earth, Wind & Fire tweeted a 45-second preview of Timberlake singing a cover of their 1978 single “September.” (It’s also appropriate since today marks the first day of fall.) Timberlake’s version updates the classic disco hit slightly, but keeps the funky and horns-driven feel that made it such a staple.

Besides overseeing the music, Timberlake also voices one of the Trolls. He plays the paranoid and grumpy troll Branch alongside Anna Kendrick, who plays a brighter, happier troll named, appropriately enough, Poppy. The two already released their duet, a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors,” which appears on the soundtrack as well. Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande and Zooey Deschanel also leant their voices to the movie’s songs.

Check out a preview of Timberlake’s version of “September” below.


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