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“The Proud Household” is getting revived 21 years after it first debuted on the Disney Channel. “The Proud Household: Louder and Prouder” picks proper again up the place the unique left off, with 14-year-old Penny Proud (Kyla Pratt) coming into her personal and navigating the modern-day world together with her family and friends by her facet.
Pratt, together with Tommy Davidson (Oscar Proud), Paula Jai Parker (Trudy Proud), Jo Marie Payton (Suga Mama), Cedric the Entertainer (Uncle Bobby), Carlos Mencia (Felix Boulevardez), Maria Canals-Barrera (Sundown Boulevardez), Alvaro Guttierez (Papi), Karen Malina White (Dijonay Jones), Soleil Moon Frye (Zoey Howzer), and Alisa Reyes (LaCienega Boulevardez) are all reprising their respective roles. However the present additionally introduces us to some new characters, together with Keke Palmer as Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins, Billy Porter as Randall Leibowitz-Jenkins, Zachary Quinto as Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins, and E.J. Johnson as Michael Collins. And to make issues much more thrilling, the present’s theme track has been reimagined, too.
“Being such a fan, I used to be simply actually grateful and excited to place my very own twist into the track.”
R&B singer Joyce Wrice was tapped to sing the present’s revamped theme track, which was initially carried out by Solange Knowles and Future’s Youngster. “I grew up watching the present. I grew up singing the theme track on a regular basis, phrase for phrase. It is an unimaginable alternative, and I am actually, actually blissful to be doing the reimagined theme track,” Wrice tells POPSUGAR. “I used to be very intimidated, very nervous, however being such a fan, I used to be simply actually grateful and excited to place my very own twist into the track — simply reimagine it for the brand new era and for the reboot. Hopefully everybody might be proud.”
The reimagined theme track nonetheless options the identical lyrics and hook, however Wrice discovered a approach to make it her personal by including in her personal advert libs and runs. “Lots of people discuss how they like my tone, so I introduced in my distinctive, distinct tone as effectively,” Wrice explains. “The track initially may be very joyful and pure, however my very own joyful spirit is harking back to the ’90s and 2000s. I really feel like you possibly can undoubtedly hear it.”
Along with singing “The Proud Household”‘s new theme track, Wrice launched her debut album, “Overgrown,” again in March 2021. Whereas each initiatives are main feats in her profession, the processes behind their growth have been very completely different. “For my album, it actually got here right down to what I wished to do, what felt proper for me, and it is a physique of labor that I share with everybody, and hopefully they are going to obtain it effectively,” Wrice explains. “With doing a theme track for a present, I all the time consider what Disney desires, what [composer] Kurt [Farquhar] and the producers and writers of the present need. Fortunately Kurt was so, so open and so encouraging, reminding me to herald my concepts and my twist to it. It was very nice as a result of I did not really feel too restricted.”
Rising up, Wrice was an enormous fan of “The Proud Household,” particularly Penny, so getting the chance to sing the present’s theme track was really a full-circle second for her. “I undoubtedly associated to Penny. My mother was actually strict and when my dad can be again residence, as a result of he was within the Navy, he was additionally fairly strict too. I felt slightly sheltered; I felt slightly restricted; and it was very irritating, however I used to be additionally very submissive and desirous to please individuals, very pleasant, sociable, and in addition very decided, very unbiased, and simply persistent,” Wrice says. “I did actually, actually take pleasure in Suga Mama. I might simply crack up on a regular basis and my grandmother, my mother’s mom, is hilarious. She’s Japanese and type of jogs my memory of Suga Mama in a means the place there isn’t any filter, there isn’t any disgrace in talking about how you are feeling, telling it like it’s. I like individuals like that, particularly ladies like that.”
“The Proud Household: Louder and Prouder” debuts on Disney+ on Feb. 23. On high of the present’s premiere, Wrice additionally has extra new music on the way in which, and she or he’s on the brink of hit the street with Fortunate Daye for his “Sweet Drip” tour, which kicks off in Portland, OR, on March 18. “I am opening up for him, which I am tremendous enthusiastic about, as a result of I’ve probably not executed a tour to that extent. It is a few month and a few days and we’re going everywhere in the US,” Wrice says. “Then I’ve a brand new single popping out very quickly and a few extra music popping out as effectively . . . That is the 12 months that I mentioned that I actually need to tour and carry out my debut album ‘Overgrown.’ It is taking place. I will London, I will do a competition in DC, after which I want to do my very own headlining tour and that is one thing that we’re engaged on in direction of the autumn.”
Clearly, Wrice is simply getting began!