The classics of Motown Records are coming to life in 2018 and Ne-Yo is on board for the soul reprisal. The Grammy-winning musician takes on the legendary Stevie Wonder’s smash hit “Superstition” for the Motown Magic (Original Soundtrack).
Motown Magic (Original Soundtrack) is available now. The project serves as the official staple of tunes for the new Netflix animated series, Motown Magic. The children’s television series, which features classic sounds of Motown in every episode, follows a young boy who uses a magical paintbrush to bring to life the street art decorating his city.
Along with Ne-Yo, the soundtrack features appearances from Becky G, BJ The Chicago Kid, Skylar Grey and many more. Motown legend Smokey Robinson contributes two revised versions of “My Girl” (The Temptations) and “I’ll Be Doggone” (Marvin Gaye).
“It’s always time to introduce the music of Motown to a new generation, and Josh Wakely has the creativity and the vision to entertain families all over the world,” said Robinson about the series and soundtrack. “It’s exciting to see these timeless classics reimagined through extraordinary animation and heartfelt stories while still honoring the roots of the music.”
In other Ne-Yo related news, he released his seventh album, Good Man, in June. The LP, which features the likes of PartyNextDoor, Eric Bellinger, Candice Boyd, includes his chart-soaring title track.
“Superstition” appears on Wonder’s 15th studio album, Talking Book, which was released in 1972. The popular tune earned the genius musician his first number one single on Billboard Hot 100 since “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours,” which arrived two years prior.
Listen to Ne-Yo’s version of “Superstition” below.