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Listen to new covers by Bleachers, Phoebe Bridgers, Brittany Howard & Gary Clark Jr. on ’Minions 2’ soundtrack

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Bleachers, Phoebe Bridgers, Alabama ShakesBrittany Howard and Gary Clark Jr. all contribute to the newly-released soundtrack to the animated film Minions: The Rise of Gru.

In keeping with the ’70s setting of the movie, the soundtrack features a number of covers from the decade. Bleachers put a spin on John Lennon‘s “Instant Karma!”; Bridgers tackle Carpenters‘ “Goodbye to Love,” and Clark takes on The Ides of March‘s “Vehicle.” Howard, meanwhile, teams up with Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire for a new rendition of the legendary funk/soul group’s song “Shining Star.”

The album, which was produced by Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff, also includes St. Vincent‘s previously released cover of Lipps Inc.‘s “Funkytown” as well as Tame Impala‘s collaboration with the iconic Diana Ross, “Turn Up the Sunshine.”

Minions: The Rise of Gru is the sequel to 2015’s Minions and the fifth entry in the Despicable Me franchise. It’s in theaters now.

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