Toy Story 4 is coming to theatres on June 21st. The original motion picture soundtrack is now available for physical preorder.
The 4th movie in the Toy Story series features Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the toy gang embarking on an adventure with Bonnie and a new toy, Forky.
Check out this trailer for the movie coming out soon with a new song by Chris Stapleton:
A Rolling Stones article says, ” ‘The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy’ was composed by singer-songwriter Randy Newman, who famously wrote the song ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ for the original Toy Story film and the Academy Award-winning ‘We Belong Together’ for Toy Story 3. Newman also composed a second song, ‘I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,’ for Toy Story 4. “
“The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” was written from Woody’s perspective. Randy Newman said, “Woody feels like he was a lonesome cowboy until someone comes along and changes his world.” Newman was excited to hear Chris Stapleton would record the end credit version of the song and felt he’d bring Woody’s feelings to life perfectly. “Chris Stapleton did a great job on this song.”
Stapleton said, “To me what has made the ‘Toy Story’ films hold up over time has been the strength of the stories and the songs and the writing and the characters. There’s something for people of all ages to enjoy in the world that is ‘Toy Story.’ It’s a tremendous honor to get to sing a Randy Newman song in what is without question one of the most iconic animated franchises in history.”