'Jem and the Holograms' Soundtrack and Movie Arrives October 23
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:24:58
In a move that will surely indulge scores of '80s-obsessed millennials as well as the nostalgia of those old enough to know firsthand, Jem and the Holograms (based on the iconic animated Hasbro series about an all-female pop band) has not only been made into a movie, it will also feature (natch) a soundtrack performed by the title group. OK, you can squeal now: It's truly outrageous!
The original plot, based on the adventures of Jerrica Benton as Jem, leader of the Holograms, has been recast to reflect the times in 2015. Audrey Peeples (Nashville) plays Jerrica, aka Jem, who skyrockets to stardom after her sister posts a video of her singing on the internet. In come the film's other characters: Juliette Lewis as the scheming music executive Erica Raymond (cartoon version: Eric Raymond), as well as Jem's bandmates (and sisters) Kimber, Aja, and Shana, played by Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, and Aurora Perrineau, respectively. Molly Ringwald plays Jem's aunt, Mrs. Bailey.
The soundtrack features 13 songs, seven performed by Jem and the Holograms, single "Youngblood" a collaboration between the band and Hilary Duff. Ida Maria, singer-songwriter and rapper Dawin, Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), and a solo track from Hayley Kiyoko ("Movie Star") round out the collection, sure to be a dazzling pop rock playlist for young and old alike.
The official Jem and the Holograms soundtrack, a digital only release, will be available Friday, October 23, the same day the film is in wide release.
Jem and the Holograms sountrack track listing:
1. Hilary Duff and Jem & The Holograms – Youngblood
2. Jem & The Holograms – Hit Me Up
3. Jem & The Holograms – Alone Together
4. Ida Maria – Cold Blooded
5. Serebro – Mi Mi Mi
6. Jem & The Holograms and Rio Pacheco – We Got Heart
7. Jem & The Holograms – Youngblood
8. Hailee Steinfeld – Love Myself
9. Hayley Kiyoko – Movie Star
10. Jem & The Holograms – The Way I Was
11. Dawin – Life Of The Party
12. Jem & The Holograms – I'm Still Here
13. Marian Hill – Got It
Watch a throwback of the animated 'Jem'
Watch the trailer for 'Jem and the Holograms'
—The ARTISTdirect Staff