Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

The Album

Music CD - 2016
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Based on Margot Lee Shetterly's book of the same name, the 2016 film Hidden Figures features a soundtrack written and produced by Pharrell Williams, who’s been one of pop music's most prominent artists since his late-'90s ascension as half of the studio duo the Neptunes. Considering the inspirations of Hidden Figures -- these previously unsung African-American mathematicians, all women, who were factors in major NASA achievements -- Williams rightly relinquishes most of the vocals to an all-female all-star cast. Lalah Hathaway, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Kim Burrell, and film co-star Janelle Monáe handle lead or duet vocals on six of the ten songs. Though there are contemporary production touches, everything is based in '60s pop-soul – a consistently upbeat and positive sound with bobbing horn charts, finger snaps, and gospel-style refrains galore. Hathaway, whose turn is on "Surrender," shines as the brightest.

Publisher: [New York] : I Am Other : Columbia, [2016]
Branch Call Number: CD SOUNDTRACK Hid
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Hidden figures (Motion picture)


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