Sam Smith to Sing as Ken in ‘Barbie’ Movie

Sam Smith

Sam Smith will be contributing their musical talents to the upcoming Barbie movie. The singer-songwriter announced on Monday that they will release a song titled “Man I Am” as part of the Barbie the Album soundtrack. This announcement comes as a surprise addition to the tracklist, with Billie Eilish being the first artist revealed.

Expressing their excitement, Sam Smith took to social media to share their enthusiasm about being involved in such an iconic film. They were approached by the incredible duo of Mark Ronson and Greta Gerwig to write a song from Ken’s perspective for a particular scene in the movie. Smith mentioned that they had a great time collaborating on the project and can’t wait for people to hear what they have created.

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The news about Sam Smith joining the soundtrack comes hot on the heels of the Barbie movie premiere in Los Angeles. The event saw the attendance of various artists featured on the Barbie the Album, including Karol G, Billie Eilish, Haim, and Nicki Minaj.

In addition to Sam Smith, Billie Eilish also shared a snippet of her own song titled “What Was I Made For?” which carries a wistful and piano-backed sound. Eilish expressed her excitement for the movie and the impact she hopes the song will have on the viewers’ emotions.

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Greta Gerwig, the director and writer of the Barbie movie, revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone that the film tackles the issue of some women disliking Barbie and considering her oppressive. Gerwig explained that they wanted to give a strong counterargument in the movie, exploring the intellectual and emotional aspects of this perspective. Mattel, the company behind Barbie, was open to the idea and supported their vision for the film.

Since the announcement of the Barbie the Album, several artists have released their own songs for the soundtrack. Dua Lipa released “Dance the Night,” Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice dropped “Barbie World,” PinkPantheress shared “Angel,” Karol G released “Watati,” and Charli XCX presented “Speed Drive.”

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Mark Ronson, who is involved in creating the soundtrack, expressed his enthusiasm for the movie, stating that it has everything he desires in a film. The Barbie movie promises to be a transformative experience and a highlight for music lovers.

Fans of Sam Smith and the other artists involved in the Barbie movie can look forward to enjoying their contributions when the film and the Barbie the Album are released. It’s an exciting time for both the movie and music industries, as they come together to bring the beloved Barbie to life in a new and captivating way.