ALESSIA CARA’S ORIGINAL SONG “FEEL YOU NOW” REVEALED IN NEW BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS OPENING TITLE SEQUENCE
06 AUGUST 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Grammy-Award winning singer songwriter Alessia Cara’s new original song “Feel You Now” was unveiled today as Crunchyroll and Adult Swim revealed more about the highly-anticipated animated series from Alcon Entertainment, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, including new key art and the series’ opening title sequence. The series, premiering later this year, follows a young woman as she seeks to exact revenge on those who have wronged her, to understand her own identity, and to uncover the mysteries of her past.
“Feel You Now” – co-written by Alessia and Grammy-nominated producer Michael Hodges – soundtracks the series’ opening title sequence, where we are introduced to lead character Elle, a young woman searching for answers. “Feel You Now” will be released this fall via ASG/10:22 PM/Def Jam Recordings.
“I am so thrilled to be part of this show in any way, but I'm especially thrilled to have been able to write this song for it,” said Alessia. “To think that I made something that will be consistently attached to a show as legendary and innovative as this one feels super fulfilling. I wrote it with Michael Hodges remotely over the course of the pandemic, which is why the lyrics to "feel you now" feel so striking to us. It's not only about Elle searching for an existential understanding of what it means to be human, but also the trials we've all been put through in the last year and how much we relied on human connection and feeling to get us through. Michael and I both felt like it struck the right nerve in us and we're so glad the Blade Runner team was on the same wavelength.”
“The song felt like a breath of fresh air mixed with a little hope of feeling connected again to people”, Michael Hodges added. “Although we understand Blade Runner at its deepest levels and the nostalgia it encompasses, Alessia and my collaborators on this (co-writers Kayla Morrison, Gerald Trottman & Ghian Wright) all felt like the message of this song really connected to our current state of mind and Elle’s as well. We all need connection.”
Blade Runner: Black Lotus will premiere later this year on Crunchyroll and Adult Swim. The series is produced by Alcon Entertainment and animation studio Sola Digital Arts, with Shinichiro Watanabe serving as a creative producer. Crunchyroll will stream the series in Japanese with subtitles to its global audience while Adult Swim will air the English language version on Toonami, the network’s popular anime programming block.
About Blade Runner: Black Lotus
Los Angeles 2032. A young woman wakes up with no memories, and possessing deadly skills. The only clues to her mystery are a locked data device and a tattoo of a black lotus. Putting together the pieces, she must hunt down the people responsible for her brutal and bloody past to find the truth of her lost identity.
About Alessia Cara:
Alessia Cara uses pop music as a diary. Since catapulting to stardom with quintessential loner anthem “Here” in 2015, the singer/songwriter has matured alongside her audience, capturing the highs and lows of adolescence and young adulthood with camera-like clarity. In many ways, Cara’s new era is a snapshot of an artist finally processing her meteoric rise in the music industry. The Grammy winner’s debut single, “Here,” peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went on to sell three million copies. Her platinum-selling debut album, Know-It-All, delivered another smash hit with “Scars to Your Beautiful” and she memorably contributed “How Far I’ll Go” to the Moana soundtrack. She then added further platinum plaques to her collection with “Stay,” a dizzying club collaboration with Zedd, and an unforgettable feature on Logic’s “1-800-273-8255.” The Brampton, Ontario, native returned in 2018 with The Pains of Growing, which won a Juno Award for Best Album and Songwriter of the Year cemented Cara as one of her generation’s foremost singer/songwriters. Now, she is ready to soar even higher in 2021 with the release of her new singles “Sweet Dream” and “Shapeshifter.”