The Adam Levine Song "Go On" From 'Sing Street' Is A Perfect Addition To The Movie's Soundtrack
Adam Levine is reuniting with his Begin Again director, John Carney, on the new film Sing Street, but not in the way one might think. Since making his acting debut in the musical movie with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, the Maroon 5 frontman hasn't really done more acting, aside from the occasional cameo. And, unfortunately, he's not starting now. Levine's involvement with Sing Street is more behind-the-scenes, providing the film with a new original song, "Go Now." Once again stepping away from Maroon 5, Levine recorded the song "Go Now" for Sing Street specifically, and the track plays over the end credits.
Though Levine doesn't appear in the film, he is featured in the official music video for the track, released by The Weinstein Company on April 8, just a week ahead of the film's release. The music video is mostly footage from the movie, which is about a young boy living in Dublin in the 1980s who decides to form a rock band with his friends to impress a girl, with occasional grainy shots of Levine singing in a recording booth. In addition to lending vocals to the sweet ballad, Levine also co-wrote "Go Now" with the film's director, Carney. "We wanted to write songs that felt like they had been written in the '80s," Carney said in a behind-the-scenes featurette.
Only time will tell whether or not this song joins in the success of Carney and Levine's first collaboration. "Lost Stars," an original song performed by Levine in Begin Again, earned the film an Oscar Nomination for Best Original Song in 2015, and Levine even performed the song at the Oscars, this time with Maroon 5 there to back him up. The song has proven to have lasting power; just recently, a contestant on The Voice performed "Lost Stars" for his blind audition.
"Go On" won't be available for purchase on iTunes until April 15, when the Sing Street official soundtrack is released in full. (Amazon lists the release of the album as April 29.) But, until then, you can listen to it on YouTube as many times as your heart desires. If you don't want to buy the album, there's also a strong possibility that the track will be available on Spotify once the album is released. Two songs from the soundtrack, "Up" by The Score and "Drive It Like You Stole It" by Hudson Thames, are already available on the music streaming app, suggesting the full soundtrack could soon be next. So, as Levine would say, "Go Now" and enjoy the new tune.