A new Beyonce song, “Listen,” leads the soundtrack to the film “Dreamgirls,” due Dec. 5 via Music World/Sony Urban, 16 days before the film opens in wide U.S. theatrical release. The cut, which Beyonce co-wrote, is due to arrive this week at U.S. radio outlets; its video will premiere the week of Nov. 13.
Although the full track list has yet to be announced, another song from the album, “One Night Only” has been making the rounds as a dance mix. The Underdogs (Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon Thomas) produced all the songs from the film. “Dreamgirls” will also be available in a two-disc edition with extra music from the movie.
“Dreamgirls” is loosely based on the rise and fall of the Supremes and stars Beyonce as a member of an up-and-coming vocal trio. Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Danny Glover also appear.
Beyonce will perform Nov. 21 at the American Music Awards, although it is unknown if she will play a track from her new album, “B-Day,” or a song from “Dreamgirls.” The cast of the film is expected to visit MTV’s “TRL” in early December.