Barbra Streisand Is Releasing a New Original Song for 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' – Kveller
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Barbra Streisand Is Releasing a New Original Song for ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’

"Love Will Survive" will be the singer's first original song written for a TV series.


via Russell James

We already knew that Peacock’s upcoming limited series, “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” will have an incredible soundtrack, co-written by Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer, in collaboration with Emmy-award nominated Kara Talve of Bleeding Fingers Music. But now, another exciting musical name is joining that fold: Barbra Streisand.

That’s right, Babs is recording a special song for the TV show, and not just any song, but a new original song, with lyrics by two-time Grammy and Golden Globe nominated Charlie Midnight, who collaborated with Barbra on her excellent duets album “Partners,” and who, like Barbra, grew up Jewish in Brooklyn.

The song is titled “Love Will Survive,” and will be the singer’s first original song created for a TV series. It is based on the overarching theme of the show, which tells the impossible love story of Lali Sokolov (played by Jonah Hauer-King) and Gita (Anna Próchniak), who met and fell in love in Auschwitz, and will play with the end credits of every episode of the series. It’s going to be a grand affair, fit for Streisand, of course, with the singer being accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra. Walter Afanasieff, who won a Grammy award for his work on Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” and British musician and producer Peter Asher, are signed on as producers.

Basically, this song can’t not be amazing.

“Because of the rise in antisemitism around the world today, I wanted to sing ‘Love Will Survive’ in the context of this series, as a way of remembering the six-million souls who were lost less than 80 years ago,” Streisand shared in a press release. “And also to say that even in the darkest of times, the power of love can triumph and endure.”

The show’s executive producer, Claire Mundell, shared that, “Barbra and her team have crafted the most beautiful song, based on Hans’ and Kara’s main theme for the show, and it sums up the key message of the series — love will survive.” She added that watching the song being recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London was “an unforgettable moment and a memory I will treasure forever.”

“Love Will Survive” will be released by Columbia Studios on April 25, just ahead of the show’s drop on Peacock, on May 2. We can’t wait.

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