Coco Jones

Coco Jones’ Role in ‘The Color Purple’ Soundtrack


Aug. 3 2023, Published 8:23 p.m. ET

Last December, on the 15th, a movie with a lineup of amazing soundtracks from popular singers was released. It goes by the name “The Color Purple.” Yes, a retake of the 1985 movie and book by the same name.

Having raked in 18 million bucks on Christmas day, it’s the first musical and film work in a while that has resonated this much at the Box Office.

And we would like to say, for real, in the new ‘The Color Purple’ flick, Coco Jones steps up big time on the soundtrack scene.

We all know she’s got this. She is a Grammy nominee and a versatile actress. We saw her work in “I.C.U.” alongside Justin Timberlake. She’s a Queen at doing music that really shines through.

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Putting Her Spin in “You See Me”

Coco Jones’ role in The Color Purple soundtrack is in the track “You See Me.” This Coco Jones’s 3-minute 11-second gem syncs beautifully with the movie’s emotions. Her take on it adds this special touch to the soundtrack, blending perfectly with the movie’s story.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Jones is joined in The Color Purple by a powerhouse lineup that includes Usher, Keyshia Cole, H.E.R., Alicia Keys, Jorja Smith, and more. Their mix of styles adds layers to the soundtrack, making it this vibrant medley that fits the movie’s vibe like a glove. The tracks also include music from the likes of Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, and Usher.

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With Megan Thee Stallion, Quincy Jones, Scott Sanders, and Larry Jackson at the helm, this soundtrack sets a new tone for R&B movie soundtracks. Megan Thee Stallion contributed to the soundtrack and its commercial success with a 2-minute track called “Hell No! (Timbaland Remix).”

However, the trio of Quincy Jones, Scott Sanders, and Larry Jackson co-produced the project. They all ensure the injection of a fresh vibe into the music scene, carrying forward the legacy sparked by Alice Walker’s groundbreaking novel.

This album doesn’t just pack in fresh tunes from big-name stars. It also weaves in songs from the movie, giving listeners this immersive experience.

The soundtrack may be yet another remake of the 1985 film. This tracklist helps retrace the original, crafted around 40 years ago.

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Crafting a Whole New Musical World

Like we mentioned, the movie is a box office success and people can't stop giving credits to the musical.

Sanders, the brains behind the 2005 Broadway show and this new adaptation, saw this soundtrack as a major part of ‘The Color Purple’ brand.

Sanders spoke of how the brains behind the projects behind the soundtrack knew it would be an opportunity to add a different dimension to the extension of The Color Purple.

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But it’s not just about complementing the film. The project brought about different artists, producers, and even cast in a shared space of creativity and healing.

So, bottom line: Coco Jones in ‘The Color Purple’ soundtrack?

We’ll say she’s a musical genius here. Her track adds a unique piece to this mosaic of emotions and music that defines the movie’s vibe. You should go see the movie itself or listen to the original motion picture soundtrack on Apple Music or Spotify and see for yourself.

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