Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson have come together for a new version of ‘9 to 5’. The pair recorded a collaborative take on Parton’s classic 1980 single for an upcoming documentary called ‘Still Working 9 to 5’.
The new song ‘Still Working 9 to 5’ marks the evolution of gender inequality and discrimination in the workplace since 1980.
Camile Hardman, co-director and producer explained, “The first iteration, Dolly’s original version was very upbeat. There was a lot of hope I would say in the song. And this version is just a little bit melancholic.”
Parton and Clarkson recorded their parts in November and December and filmed themselves in the studio as well for a forthcoming music video.
Hardman says, “It was a very difficult film to make because it was the women’s movement in tandem with the fandom of ‘9 to 5’ and all the different iterations and how they overlapped. It was very important to make a documentary that kept that feeling in mind, where they used comedy to tell a very serious story. A documentary is not a comedy, but we wanted to make sure we had a sense of humor in our film, so it was entertaining as well as being educational because we’re catering to many different audiences.”
Dolly Parton has recently shared the details of her new album ‘Run, Rose, Run’, which serves as a companion to her upcoming debut novel of the same name.