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Barbra Streisand image courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records
Barbra Streisand image courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records

Global music icon Barbra Streisand releases new single from upcoming Sky & Peacock original series, 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz'


Thu, Apr 25th 2024 05:20 pm

Press Release

Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, writer and director Barbra Streisand releases “Love Will Survive” via Columbia Records. This is Streisand’s first ever recording for a TV series, and will be the end title of the upcoming Sky and Peacock original series, “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” which launches globally May 2.

Listen to “Love Will Survive” here // watch the lyric video for “Love Will Survive” here

“Love Will Survive” is composed by two-time Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer in collaboration with Emmy nominee Kara Talve, part of the Bleeding Fingers Music composer collective, and Grammy-winner Walter Afanasieff, with lyrics by Grammy and Golden Globe nominee Charlie Midnight. 

Zimmer and Talve have also composed the original score for the upcoming, six-part, limited series, which stars Harvey Keitel, Melanie Lynskey, Jonah Hauer-King, Anna Próchniak and Jonas Nay.

Streisand, whose career spans over six decades and includes multiple award-winning and global hits such as her own composition “Evergreen,” “The Way We Were” and “Woman in Love,” is accompanied on this new recording by the world-class London Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Ross. 

The song is produced by multiple Grammy winners Afanasieff and Peter Asher.

Streisand, Jay Landers and Russell Emanuel are Executive Producers. 

Streisand said, “Because of the rise in antisemitism around the world today, I wanted to sing ‘Love Will Survive’ in the context of this series, as a way of remembering the 6 million souls who were lost less than 80 years ago. And also to say that, even in the darkest of times, the power of love can triumph and endure.”

“The Tattooist of Auschwitz” is the story of one man, Lali (Hauer-King), a Slovakian Jew, who, in 1942, was deported to Auschwitz, the concentration camp where over a million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. 

Shortly after arrival, Lali was made one of the tätowierer (tattooist), charged to ink identification numbers onto fellow prisoners’ arms. One day, he met Gita (Próchniak) when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm, leading to a love that defied the horrors around them. So began a courageous and unforgettable story. Under constant guard from a volatile Nazi SS officer Stefan Baretzki (Jonas Nay), Lali and Gita became determined to keep each other alive. 

Around 60 years later, Lali (Keitel) now in his 80s, meets aspiring writer Heather Morris (Lynskey). Recently widowed, Lali finds the courage to tell the world his story. In recounting his past to Heather, Lali finally confronts the traumatic ghosts of his youth and relives his memories of falling in love in the darkest of places.

Claire Mundell, executive producer for Synchronicity Films, said, “Barbra Streisand is one of the most renowned artists in the world, and we are deeply honored to be working with her. Barbra and her team have crafted the most beautiful song, based on Hans’ and Kara’s main theme for the show, and it sums up the key message of the series – love will survive. Recording the song with Barbra’s iconic vocals and William Ross conducting the LSO at Abbey Road Studios was an unforgettable moment and a memory I will treasure forever. We are thrilled to be able to honor the memory of Lali and Gita in this way, with this beautiful original piece of music.” 

Directed by Tali Shalom-Ezer, “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” is executive produced by Mundell through her company, Synchronicity Films, and is produced in association with Sky Studios and All3Media International. The series is a coproduction for Sky and Peacock. Jacquelin Perske is executive producer and lead writer for “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” alongside episode writers Evan Placey (associate producer) and Gabbie Asher. Serena Thompson is executive producer for Sky Studios.

The series will be available from May 2 on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW in the U.K. and Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland; Peacock in the U.S.; and Stan in Australia.

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