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Grace VanderWaal in `Stargirl.` (Image provided by Columbia Records/courtesy of Disney+)
Grace VanderWaal in "Stargirl." (Image provided by Columbia Records/courtesy of Disney+)

Grace VanderWaal releases new song 'Today and Tomorrow'; track featured in Disney+ original movie 'Stargirl'


Sat, Mar 7th 2020 09:50 am

‘Stargirl’ premieres March 13 on Disney+

Award-winning singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal has released her brand-new original song “Today and Tomorrow” – listen to it HERE. The twinkling track penned by Grace while filming, is featured in the upcoming Disney+ original movie “Stargirl,” a film adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s beloved young adult novel of the same name. The movie premieres on the Disney+ streaming service Friday, March 13. Grace will be making her acting debut, playing the titular role of the same name.

“Today and Tomorrow” is the end-credit title track and will also be included on the forthcoming “Stargirl” digital soundtrack from Walt Disney Records, available March 13.

“ ‘Today and Tomorrow’ was inspired while I was filming the movie. I wanted to capture the essence of being Stargirl and how it felt to play her,” Grace said of the song. “My producer, Ido, and I wanted to keep it as raw and natural as possible to let people hear the magic in the studio when the song was written.”

Grace will take the stage to perform “Today and Tomorrow” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on March 11.

Following her meteoric rise and the release of her best-selling EP, “Perfectly Imperfect,” and full-length album, “Just The Beginning,” Grace, an “America’s Got Talent” winner, returned with a new EP titled “Letters: Vol. 1” late last year.

To date, Grace has over 700 million streams worldwide. All throughout, she keeps her millions of fans updated on her daily musings and everyday evolution on social media, all while enjoying the experience of simply being a teenager. “Letters: Vol. 2” is set for release later this year via Columbia Records.

“Stargirl” from Disney+ is a tender and offbeat coming-of-age story based on the critically acclaimed, New York Times’ best-selling young adult novel about an unassuming high schooler who finds himself inexplicably drawn to the free-spirited new girl, whose unconventional ways change how they see themselves … and their world.

Leo Borlock (Graham Verchere) is an average student at Mica High School. He gets decent grades, is a member of the school’s marching band and has always been content flying under the radar. But all that changes when he meets Stargirl Caraway (Grace), a confident and colorful new student with a penchant for the ukulele, who stands out in a crowd.

She is kind, finds magic in the mundane and touches the lives of others with the simplest of gestures. Her eccentricities and infectious personality charm Leo and the student body, and she quickly goes from being ignored and ridiculed to accepted and praised, then back again, sending Leo on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.

A celebration of individuality, kindness and the power of the human spirit, “Stargirl” is directed by Julia Hart from a screenplay by Kristin Hahn and Julia Hart and Jordan Horowitz based on the novel by Spinelli. The film also stars Karan Brar, Maximiliano Hernandez, Darby Stanchfield and Giancarlo Esposito.

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