The countdown for Illumination’s upcoming animated film Minions: The Rise of Gru and its soundtrack draws closer. Before its global July 1 debut, the official music video for Diana Ross and Tame Impala’s optimistic single “Turn Up The Sunshine” arrives.
Neither Ross nor Tame Impala makes live appearances in the video. However, the two briefly pop up as color-coated silhouettes before the Minions steal the spotlight in their bits, dancing and grooving to the beat.
On May 19, Ross and Tame Impala premiered “Turn Up The Sunshine” as the first single from the film’s compilation, which Jack Antonoff executive produced. It includes 19 songs, most of which are reimaginations of classics from the ’70s to coincide with the film’s time period. Brittany Howard, H.E.R., Gary Clark Jr., Kali Uchis, and Thundercat are just some of the artists to contribute.
Ross released her 25th album, Thank You, in November 2021 via A Decca Records. It marked her first album since 2006’s I Love You. She is currently on her European tour promoting her latest album, which concludes July 9 at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
“I spent the past year recording new music and this music is a reflection of the joy and the love and the gratitude that I feel every day. It’s an album of great appreciation for life, and for all of you,” said Ross.
“For me there was an urgency in making a meaningful album, working with what is happening now in our world. Through the power of music, we are creating a new kind of conversation that supports our choices and the decisions that we make.”
Watch Diana Ross and Tame Impala’s “Turn Up The Sunshine” video below.