Following in her mom’s footsteps, Tracee Ellis Ross performs her very first song in the new film The High Note, as the character Grace Davis, a superstar in LA.
Daughter of Diana Ross and ABC’s Black-ish star revealed to family and fans on an emotional Instagram Live that she has always dreamed of being a singer but didn’t have the courage to pursue it.
The song “Love Myself,” written by Sarah Aarons and Greg Kurstin, is sung by Ross’ character Grace Davis in the film, a music superstar told by her team that she’s “too old” to release new music.
Ross previously spoke to Oprah Winfrey on the 2020 mogul’s Vision Tour about the pressure of recording music when her mother is the musical legend behind ” I’m Coming Out,” “Endless Love,” and The Supremes.
The High Note directed by Nisha Ganatra also stars Ice Cube as Grace Davis manager and Suspiria’s Dakota Johnson as Grace’s overworked assistant and aspiring music producer who wants to help Davis achieve her goal.
When faced with a tough decision by her label, Grace has to decide to either take up a Las Vegas residency or take a risk by recording a new album.
In addition to the “Love Myself” single, Ross also recorded “Stop For a Minute,” “Bad Girl,” “New to Me,” and “Like I Do” for the film.
The High Note and its soundtrack will release on May 29th. The film will be available through Video On Demand platforms due to the ongoing stay-at-home orders.
By Tatiana Battle
Photo credit: TheGrio