The “Siren of Soul” Ledisi and jazz phenom Robert Glasper have released a new single off of The Apollo soundtrack titled, “Don’t Turn Back Now.”
“Over here crying….Look at all those Legends. A chance. Someone gave me a chance and I get to honor our legacy,” said Ledisi on social media.
The Apollo premieres on HBO November 6 and chronicles the rich history of the famed Harlem theater and its influence on American and pop culture. The landmark event facility created opportunities for new talent to be seen and served as a launchpad for a myriad of icons including Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and more.
Other big names appearing on the soundtrack include Gladys Knight and the Pipes, James Brown, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Grover Washington Jr. and more.
Check out the song and the trailer below:
PHOTO CREDIT: Ledisi/Instagram