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Victoria Monét to Release Original Song for ‘Star Wars’ Series ‘The Acolyte’

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Latest from Lucasfilm, The Acolyte is the biggest series premiere of the year on Disney+. The two-episode premiere on June 4th brought Star Wars fans to the High Republic Era and garnered 11.1 million views globally within its first five days on the platform, per the Walt Disney Company.

As mentioned in our review for the series, The Acolyte features a wonderful and diverse cast of talent. Adding to the already stacked list of talent involved in the show, Disney+ announced today that three time Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Victoria Monét will release an original end-credits song for a future episode of the series. Her song, “Power of Two” releases tomorrow, June 14th, on all streaming platforms. Monét created the song alongside Grammy® Award-winning producer D’Mile, and award-winning composer Michael Abels.

“Having my song be a part of the classic Star Wars franchise via The Acolyte is such an honor and I’m thrilled for everyone to hear it when they see how it ties into the overall storyline! D’Mile and I had a great time making the song and hope the world loves it as much as we do,” Monét said in a press release.

The artwork for the song features Mae and Osha, with a purple light down the middle. Since it is called “Power of Two,” it will be very exciting to see how the lyrics reflect the duality of their characters. The song is 3:17 in length according to the Youtube listing, and we can’t wait to listen.

This is personally very exciting to me to see another queer artist involved in this series, which began its run on Disney+ during Pride month. Monét opened up recently in an interview with Variety earlier this year about her bisexuality.

“Just do and love who you love. And so if I have the ability to talk about it without so much backlash… I know there are special people who hate it. But I feel like since I have the privilege to do so, I should and just be honest. So music has been a playground for sexuality. And some things I don’t even express in words will just come out in music because it’s on my spirit and soul to do so,” Monét said to Variety.

Monét has been open about her sexuality in her music, and it is so inspiring to see her creating an official song for Star Wars. All of the other Star Wars shows have had orchestral arrangements in the end credits, so it is also especially exciting to see what they created when the song releases tomorrow.

New episodes of The Acolyte releases Tuesdays on Disney+.

Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Victoria Monét
Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Victoria Monét

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GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER VICTORIA MONÉT PERFORMS ORIGINAL END-CREDIT SONG

IN UPCOMING EPISODE OF LUCASFILM’S “THE ACOLYTE” 

NEW SERIES STREAMING NOW—EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+

Disney+ shares the news that three-time Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Victoria Monét performs an original end-credit song, “Power of Two,” for the Star Wars series “The Acolyte” from Lucasfilm. The song, co-written by Monét, Oscar®-winning (“Judas and the Black Messiah”) and Grammy® Award-winning producer D’Mile, and award-winning composer Michael Abels (“Get Out” and “Us”)will be available on all streaming platforms June 14. 

Commenting on the song, Monét said “Having my song be a part of the classic Star Wars franchise via The Acolyte is such an honor and I’m thrilled for everyone to hear it when they see how it ties into the overall storyline! D’Mile and I had a great time making the song and hope the world loves it as much as we do.” 

“The Acolyte” is now streaming exclusively on Disney+.

In “The Acolyte,” an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems….

The series stars Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Joonas Suotamo, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Leslye Headland created the series, based on Star Wars by George Lucas, and serves as an executive producer along with Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, and Jason Micallef. Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana are the co-executive producers. Rayne Roberts, Damian Anderson, Eileen Shim, and Rob Bredow are the producers.

ABOUT VICTORIA MONÉT

Multi-hyphenate superstar and 3x Grammy-award winner, including 2024 Best New Artist, Victoria Monét, has been stealthily— and steadily— trailblazing her own gilded path in music for over a decade. Monét has been enjoying a hard-earned breakthrough year with her long-awaited album debut, JAGUAR II. Her resounding success culminated 2 NAACP Awards for Outstanding Album and Outstanding New Artist and 7 Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist, Best R&B Album and Record of the Year – making her the second most nominated artist at the 2024 Grammys and solidifying her as a rising star to watch.

ABOUT DISNEY+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the general entertainment content brand, Star, and in the U.S., Disney Bundle subscribers can also access extensive Hulu content, including next day TV and Hulu Original titles, on Disney+. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from Disney, Disney+ offers an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service, as part of the Disney Bundle in the U.S. that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, or as part of Combo+ in Latin America with Star+, the standalone general entertainment and sports streaming service in the region. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

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Jorgie is a Senior Writer at POC Culture and a passionate pop culture fan. Jorgie loves learning about visual effects, production, film, and art, and how they all come together to make films like Star Wars.

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