When You’re Not The Star: What You Can Learn From The Backup Singers
A new documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom, tracks the singers who, despite huge talent, didn’t take center stage but filled a supporting role. Filmmaker Morgan Neville talks about what we can learn from the backups.
the delightful film pays tribute to backup singers–artists whose work you’ve heard hundreds of times without ever knowing their names. The film has struck a chord not only with music lovers but also with people in the workforce who see themselves as the equivalent of backup singers in their field. Neville recalls a recent Q&A in which a man declared, “I’m a middle manager at a company. I’ve been there for 20 years. We make a great product. I’m proud of what we do, but I don’t always get all the attention in the world for it. I realized today I’m a backup singer. And we’re all backup singers.”
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