Songs From And Inspired By: A Hulu Documentary Homeroom
Release date: August 27, 2021
Digital soundtrack to original Hulu documentary featuring music by Goapele, Rexx Life Raj, Dame D.O.L.L.A., White Dave & DJ D Sharp
“This unique soundtrack reflects the story of the film Homeroom by bringing together a collection of Bay Area artists that each have something powerful to say about the youth of America. This collection of music, including a track from my late daughter Karina, reflects the voice of a generation that has had a profound impact on this unprecedented moment in American history.”—Peter Nicks, Producer/Director, Homeroom
Omnivore Recordings is proud to introduce the official track list and lineup of Bay Area artists featured on Homeroom: Songs From And Inspired By A Hulu Documentary album, out Friday, August 27. Goapele, Rexx Life Raj, Dame D.O.L.L.A., White Dave, DJ D Sharp and more join emerging artist Elena (a.k.a. Elena Pinderhughes), who presents a powerful and deeply personal cover of Karina Nicks’ song “Rising Sun.” Karina, an aspiring singer, unexpectedly passed away at the age of 16 just as the film got under way in 2019. The film is dedicated to her.
“Youth power” is the core theme of this collection of powerful music destined to reflect and inspire today’s generation of young people. Click here to watch the new music video featuring youth leaders from the film.
Directed by Peter Nicks and executive produced by Ryan Coogler, Homeroom powerfully documents the tenacity of Oakland High’s class of 2020 as they confront an unprecedented year derailed by COVID-19 while also rocked by the national trauma of the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. Homeroom is a Hulu Original Documentary and was released on August 12, 2021. Click here to watch the latest trailer for the film. Homeroom is the third and most personal in Nick’s trilogy of vérité portraits including The Waiting Room (2012) and The Force (2017).
Homeroom: Songs From And Inspired By A Hulu Documentary features nine tracks including “Look at Us,” by Goapele featuring Rexx Life Raj, and two versions of “Rising Sun,” one performed by Elena and the other by Karina Nicks. The soundtrack also includes “Bigger Than Us” performed by Dame D.O.L.L.A. featuring Paul Rey.
Look At Us– Goapele feat. Rexx Life Raj Hyphy– Tia Nomore, Bruh from Last Night and Mikos da Gawd Bigger Than Us– Dame D.O.L.L.A. feat. Paul Rey Keep It Player– DJ D Sharp & Ian Kelly Pesos (Hot Mess)– Studio_Dad, WADE08, Tia Nomore feat. Lord Morgan, Wayne Mills & Pretty Bobby Climb– White Dave & Elena Manifest– Basi & Drew Banga Rising Sun– Elena Rising Sun– Karina Nicks