With many reimagined fairytales making their way to digital platforms, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amazon Prime’s “Cinderella” is one of the few projects that features original songs written for the film. “Cinderella” also includes an original soundtrack by Academy Award-winning composer Mychael Danna and songwriter, producer, and composer Jessica Rose Weiss.

Director Kay Cannon’s “Cinderella” has been described as a “jukebox musical,” and given Jessica’s songwriting and producing background, Mychael felt this was the ideal project for them to collaborate on. Jessica has worked with her co-composer and longtime mentor Mychael on many projects, contributing additional music to his scores, including “The Addams Family” and “A Dog’s Way Home.” 

According to a press release, the film features several pop-centric songs, performed by the cast—including Grammy Award-nominated pop sensation Camila Cabello and Tony Award-winning actress Idina Menzel. Mychael and Jessica’s main goal was to create warm and lush fantasy music to juxtapose the sound of the bright pop songs. 

“It was thrilling to compose music for such a refreshing and progressive take on this timeless tale, and we couldn’t have had a more creative and adventurous leader than Kay Cannon,” said Weiss. “Mychael and I had a fantastic time playing with the eclectic sonic palette and working with Kay to find the musical sweet spot between our orchestral score and the pop songs. Hearing the brilliant Vienna Orchestra perfectly capture the emotion of the score was one of the great joys of my career. I’m so excited for little girls around the world to be empowered by their own bold, new Cinderella.” 

From Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect), “Cinderella” is a modern musical with a bold take on the story you grew up with. Our ambitious heroine (Camilla Cabello) has big dreams and with the help of her Fab G, she perseveres to make them come true. Cinderella has an all-star cast including Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, James Corden, Nicholas Galitzine, Billy Porter and Pierce Brosnan. 

The film is now available on Amazon Prime Video, alongside the score soundtrack, which can be accessed on all major streaming platforms