Black-ish actress, Tracee Ellis Ross, is debuting a new song as she portrays a legendary singer named Grace Davis in the upcoming film, The High Note. The movie includes several songs and live stage performances that feature Tracee’s beautiful voice.
This movie is clearly close to Tracee’s heart since music is definitely in her blood. Her mother is legendary Supreme’s singer Diana Ross. In a recent Instagram live session, Tracee spoke to her fans directly and stated why the film meant so much to her.
“This is a movie that I chased. I wanted this role so deeply, that I chased it! I chased it! Because Grace Davis is a singer. She is a big music icon and this role meant that I get to sing”, stated Tracee.
She continued by saying, “ My mom, who is on [watching this live session], is Diana Ross. Whether consciously or unconsciously, as a kid, somehow I took that dream of mine to sing and I hid it away [and] I got so scared to sing that it became this dream and I was afraid. At 47 years old I faced that dream and I sang.”
Tracee recorded six songs and debuted her first single, “Love Myself” on Instagram. It is now available on all streaming platforms.
The High Note is directed by Nisha Ganatra and stars Dakota Johnson, Kelving Harrison Jr., Zoë Chao, Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard, and Ice Cube. Due to the closings of movie theaters due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the film is set to premiere on Friday on Video On Demand May 29th.