Grammy® nominated and multi-platinum R&B superstar GIVĒON releases his anxiously awaited new song “Time” via Not So Fast/Epic Records. Listen to the single HERE. Written by Drake, GIVĒON and Daniel Pemberton and co-produced by Pemberton and Jahaan Sweet, it serves as the lead single from the Amsterdam Original Motion Picture Soundtrack out October 7.
Last week, Deadline broke the news of the track. Stirring up excitement for its arrival, Billboard plugged it in a feature as well. “Loved working with this talented group and honored to help create something special and original for this meaningful film” Drake commented.
The inclusion of the song speaks to GIVĒON’s rapid superstar ascent this year as one of 2022’s defining artists.
“The depth and timeless feel of the record, as well as the incredible cast of talented actors starring in the movie immediately made me gravitate towards the film,” says GIVĒON. “I grew up listening and studying Frank Sinatra’s music, so I was excited to convey my admiration while channeling the feel of this film through that sound. Being a part of this incredible record has granted me the opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone.”
“Time” also stands out as the final musical number of Amsterdam, which debuts in theaters everywhere on October 7. The film is produced by 20th Century Studios and New Regency, directed by Academy® Award-nominated filmmaker David O. Russell, and stars Academy Award® winner Christian Bale.
“Time” notably includes the melodic theme of the film’s original score by Academy® Award-nominated composer Daniel Pemberton [The Trial of the Chicago 7]. Setting the mood immediately, its stunning woodwind suite and sweeping piano seamlessly entwine with GIVĒON’s undeniable baritone. Meanwhile, dialogue from the film tops off the track with a message of treasuring the bond of friendship no matter what. “I’m thrilled to have worked on a song with Drake and GIVĒON for Amsterdam not only because they are great artists but also because we have created something that fully completes the musical journey of the film utilizing both the themes from the score as well as lyrics that speak to one of the central ideals behind the story,” says Daniel Pemberton. “I am very excited for everyone to hear what we’ve done…”
Right now, GIVĒON is on a massive headline tour in support of his debut album, “Give or Take.” Listen to his debut album HERE via Not So Fast/Epic Records. Upon release this summer, it bowed at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 and #3 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. It earned acclaim from NPR, Rolling Stone, The Fader, and more as he also performed on The 2022 BET Awards, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Good Morning America. The tour includes 40 + sold out dates including GIVĒON selling out a two-night stand at Radio City Music Hall, among other iconic venues.
Check out the remaining dates below.
Stay tuned for more soon.
9/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center
9/25 – Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom
9/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
9/29 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
9/30 – Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/2 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
10/4 – Detroit, MI @ The Masonic Theater
10/5 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
10/7 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room At Old National Centre
10/8 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/9 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/11 – Columbus, OH @ Kemba Live!
10/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/14 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
10/16 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
10/17 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
10/19 – Toronto, ON @ HISTORY
10/20 – Toronto, ON @ HISTORY
10/21 – Toronto, ON @ HISTORY
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