Famed singer Celine Dion took to her social media today to announce that she will be contributing a brand new original song to the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast soundtrack. Dion will be singing a song named ” How Does A Moment Last Forever”.
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be performing a new song,”How Does A Moment Last Forever” for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. – Céline ? pic.twitter.com/5H7vnGPs5W
— Celine Dion (@celinedion) January 19, 2017
“How Does A Moment Last Forever” is an emotional ballad about holding onto life’s precious moments. Portions of the song are performed throughout the film and interpolated into the underscore before Dion’s full-length version debuts in the film’s custom main-on-end title design. Says Dion, “Being a part of the original ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was such a magical experience in my life, and I’m truly honored to be a part of this film again.”
Dion originally performed the duet “Beauty and the Beast” – featuring Menken’s haunting melody and two-time Oscar-winner Howard Ashman’s unforgettable lyrics – with Peabo Bryson for the animated film. The song became an instant classic and went on to receive an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and three GRAMMY Awards.
The deluxe soundtrack will include music from Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the animated film. He provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice.
You can pre-order the soundtrack now HERE
The new Beauty and the Beast live-action movie will debut on March 17, 2017. The movie stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as The Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth.