Revamped version of the classic 1980 single was recorded for the upcoming documentary Still Working 9 to 5
D.J. "Shangela" Pierce, 40, the singer and performer featured on three seasons of VH1's "RuPaul's Drag Race," will be the first male celebrity contestant to be paired with a male professional dancer.
The documentary, out Sept. 16, revisits the iconic comedy film 9 to 5 to discuss its lasting impact on amplifying women’s issues and feminist ideals within mainstream media culture.
The Grammy Award-winning singers were assisted on the reworked track by the documentary’s executive producer and songwriter Shane McAnally, singer-songwriter Sasha Alex Sloan, and producer King Henry.
"This is something totally dThe song transforms the original country-tinged anthem into a subdued, dream pop ballad that highlights the pain and struggles lingering within Parton’s lyrics.ifferent because I'm a drag entertainer who will be standing up there," Shangela says.
“Nobody sings like Kelly Clarkson,” Parton said in a statement about the track. “She makes any song come alive. I love her voice on ‘9 to 5’ and I am so proud I got to sing with her on it.”
In a separate statement, Clarkson also expressed her excitement over collaborating with the county music legend.“I am so honored that Dolly asked me to reimagine this iconic song, ‘9 to 5,’ with her! She is so talented, an inspiration to all women, and one of the sweetest people you will ever meet,” she said.