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May 20, 2020

Tracee Ellis Ross Releases New Song 'Love Myself' Proving She Inherited Mom Diana Ross' Voice

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Tracee Ellis Ross released a song in support of her upcoming film, and fans love it too much to keep calm.

Tracee Ellis Ross has shown how much of her mother, Diana Ross's singing talent she inherited. Fans got a chance to hear the actress belt her heart out in her recently released debut song, "Love Myself."

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Madame Noire reported that Tracee premiered the song via an Instagram Live session that featured the likes of her mother, siblings, Michelle Obama, and Lena Waithe.

It was that fear of being compared to and living in her iconic mother’s shadow that kept [Tracee Ellis Ross] from following her original dreams of being a musician.

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The song, which was written by Sarah Aarons and Greg Kurstin, was produced as a way to support Tracee's character in her upcoming film, "The High Note." 

Amid the show of love that the song and actress have received from fans, ET Canada reported that the 47-year-old talked to Oprah Winfrey about how it felt to have her mother listen to her singing professionally.

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During the conversation, which occurred during "Oprah Winfrey's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour," Tracee recalled:

“Her face was covered in tears. And she said, ‘Finally.’”

The Patter Beauty founder added that she always avoided singing in public as she didn't want to go through the pain of being compared to her mother. 

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Tracee explained that any time she was made to sing in public, she would end up making it "funny because that way people wouldn't listen with the 'Diana Ross' kid ear.'"

It was that fear of being compared and living in her iconic mother's shadow that kept the 47-year-old from following her original dreams of being a musician.

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As regards "The High Note," Variety divulged that the film will be skipping its previous plan to show in theaters and will instead be debuted on May 29 on video-on-demand.

With the new plan in place, "The High Note" would be available to rent for 48 hours on most on-demand platforms, including Amazon, Apple, and Fandango.

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The film will be distributed by Focus Features, which is the specialty branch of Universal Pictures.

"The High Note" would also be the latest film in a growing list of titles that would opt for VOD as theaters are expected to remain closed until midsummer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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