Lemonade Mouth Soundtrack Announced
The album features original songs performed by the cast of Lemonade Mouth, the band portrayed in the film. "Lemonade Mouth" premieres on Disney Channel, Friday, April 15 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT).
The Lemonade Mouth soundtrack will receive its worldwide broadcast debut on Radio Disney's Planet Premiere feature with host Ernie D and the cast of the movie on Saturday, April 9th (7:00 p.m., ET/ 4:00 p.m., PT) and Sunday, April 10th (12:00 p.m., ET/ 9:00 a.m., PT). In addition, the debut single "Somebody," features a companion music video directed by Brandon Dickerson which makes its world premiere on Disney Channel (8:13 p.m. EST) and Vevo (9:00 p.m. EST) on March 18th.
Performed by the stars of the film, the music on the soundtrack is a rich blend of rock, dance, hip-hop and pop styles. The debut single, "Somebody," sung by Bridgit Mendler, is a moving, hope-filled power ballad, while "Determinate" is an up-tempo dance track. Harmony-rich pop gems like "Turn Up the Music" and the rocker "She's So Gone" showcase Lemonade Mouth's DIY approach, while funky, hip-hop songs such as "And the Crowd Goes" and "Don't You Wish You Were Us" emphasize the band's humorous side. Others, like the acoustic-flavored "More Than a Band" and the synth-laden dance rocker "Breakthrough" boast positive messages and show what Lemonade Mouth is all about. In addition to his role in the movie and six music performances, Adam Hicks also co-wrote three tracks on the album, "Determinate," "Breakthrough" and "Livin' on a High Wire."
Based on the book by Mark Peter Hughes, "Lemonade Mouth" tells the story of five alienated high school students who ultimately form a powerhouse band. After meeting in detention, they realize their shared passion for music and belief that it's time for their fellow students to stand up and be heard. They start a band -- Lemonade Mouth -- that soon resonates with students sidelined by the school elite. However, not everyone is ready to cheer them on, especially since the popular rock band Mudslide Crush is determined to maintain headline status and win the coveted Rising Star music competition at Mesa High.
Directed by the award winning Patricia Riggen ("La Misma Luna") and executive-produced by Debra Martin Chase ("The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," Disney Channel's "The Cheetah Girls" movies), "Lemonade Mouth" showcases a talented cast, led by popular stars of Disney Channel hits: Bridgit Mendler ("Good Luck Charlie") as lead vocalist Olivia White; Adam Hicks (Disney XD's "Zeke and Luther") as keyboardist Wen Giford; Hayley Kiyoko ("Wizards of Waverly Place") as electric guitarist Stella Yamada; Naomi Scott (Disney Channel UK's "Life Bites") as bass guitarist Mohini; and newcomer Blake Michael as percussionist Charlie Delgado. "Lemonade Mouth" was filmed on location in Albuquerque, New Mexico.