Today, Interscope Records releases the original song "Forward Motion" – performed by Grammy-Award winning multi-platinum singer/songwriter and Interscope recording artist Daya and written by 10-time Oscar nominated songwriter Diane Warren – from the upcoming Amazon Studios film Late Night, opening in theaters nationwide on June 14. "Forward Motion" finds Daya's trademark vocals delivering Warren's message of resilience and self-empowerment.
Late Night stars Mindy Kaling, who also co-wrote and produced the film, alongside Emma Thompson, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, Denis O'Hare, Paul Walter Hauser, John Lithgow, and Amy Ryan.
"I'm excited to be collaborating with such cool and inspiring females who are all pushing boundaries in their respective fields," Daya says of the project, which marks the first time she has had a song featured in an original motion picture. "'Forward Motion' is the perfect soundtrack to celebrate these females and others like them and I'm honored Diane decided to give me a chance on this."
"I am proud to be a part of Mindy Kaling's amazing film, Late Night, from director Nisha Ganatra," Warren says. "I am excited about the song I wrote for the movie, 'Forward Motion,' sung by the talented artist Daya. I can't wait for people to hear this song and see this movie."
"It would be exciting enough that the legendary Diane Warren wrote a song for my movie Late Night," Kaling says of the track. "The fact that it is a total banger is even more wonderful."
Amazon Studios acquired 52754 at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and had its Los Angeles premiere last night at The Orpheum Theater, with Kaling, Warren and Ganatra all in attendance.
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