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May 13, 2011

Robbie Teams Up With Brad Paisley For Cars 2

Robbie and multiple Grammy award-winning country superstar Brad Paisley, have joined forces to record a track for what is going to be Pixar's summer blockbuster hit, Cars 2.

Director John Lasseter describes Collision Of Worlds, which is both written and performed by Robbie and Brad, as a "really cool rock ‘n' roll song". He goes on to say: "It’s something very different from what Brad normally does, but he and Robbie have created a fantastic song that captures the friendship of McQueen and Mater over the end credits.” 

Speaking of how the track came together in the studio, Robbie said: “It’s an international kind of song that’s inspired very much by the film–it wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the story. Brad turned up with his guitar and a basic understanding of what he wanted the song to sound like. He played me a few chords and we noodled and twiddled our way into forming this song. It’s back and forth colloquialisms between two different countries speaking the same language and not understanding each other—until now.” (Scroll down to watch two clips of Robbie talking about working on the movie.)

Meanwhile, Brad Paisley talks of working with Robbie: “The song is a rock vocal event with one of the most talented people I’ve ever met, Robbie Williams. It was John’s idea to bring these two worlds together – combining the English and American takes on music. We’re both out of our comfort zone, seeing what happens when you’re forced into going new places, which is really what ‘Cars 2’ is about. It’s totally parallel to the story.”

The movie, which is released on 24th June, will feature Robbie and Brad's duet played out during the film's end credits. The soundtrack will be available from 14th June on Walt Disney Records.

More about the movie...

Cars 2 sees star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car.  But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.  Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile (voice of Michael Caine) and the stunning rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell (voice of Emily Mortimer).  Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world.  The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors.
 

We can't wait to hear Robbie and Brad's Collision Of World's in full, but for now take a look at the clips below:


In the studio... Robbie and Brad's track begins to take shape:
 

 

Robbie talks about being involved in Cars 2
 

 

 

Photos from the recording studio:

 


Robbie and Brad Paisley record a song together for Cars 2 at Capitol Studios on 11th April, 2011, in California/
Ph: Deborah Coleman. © Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved.

 

Robbie records a song with Brad Paisley (not seen) for Cars 2 at Capitol Studios on 11th April, 2011, in California/
Ph: Deborah Coleman. © Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved.

 

Robbie and Brad Paisley record a song together for Cars 2 at Capitol Studios on 11th April, 2011, in California/
Ph: Deborah Coleman. © Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved.