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Stan Walker

'I Am' from 'Origin' Soundtrack

Milan Records - Sony Masterworks
Release Date: January 29, 2024

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Aotearoa, New Zealand-based Maori artist and storyteller STAN WALKER (tribe affiliations: Tuhoe, Ngai TeRangi, Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Pukenga, Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao, Ngati Porou, Ngati Whakaue and Ngai Tahu) has today released a new live version of his latest track, ‘I AM,’ an original song created for Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Ava DuVernay’s latest film ORIGIN. The new version of the track makes its debut as both a live performance video and across streaming platforms to coincide with ORIGIN being released in theaters nationwide today.

Originally released in November and making its US television premiere exclusively with Gayle King on CBS Mornings, ‘I AM’ is a declaration of ownership and reclamation of one’s identity. After coming across Stan’s rendition of Kanye West’s ‘Ultralight Beam’, DuVernay was mesmerised by his verve. She reached out to Stan and invited him to create an original track for her film ‘ORIGIN’, the highest tested movie for both Ava and US distributor, NEON.

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