Worcester Music Trio Behind Hit Song from New DreamWorks Film

Worcester Music Trio Behind Hit Song from New DreamWorks Film

WORCESTER – A trio of Worcester songwriters and producers make up three-quarters of the creativity behind the new single “Beautiful Life” — the title track from the soundtrack of Dreamworks’ latest film, Abominable.

The new song is performed by country music and pop star Bebe Rexha and was co-written by Rexha and Worcester’s own Sam James and Nicholas Black.

David Saint Fleur, also from Worcester, produced “Beautiful Life” for the Abominable soundtrack.


Worcester Music Trio Behind Hit Song from New DreamWorks Film 1

Abominable Soundtrack Cover

James told ThisWeekinWorcester.com that he met Black — a songwriter and producer with Universal Music Group — and Saint Fleur — who works for Atlantic Records in their Artists & Repertoire [A&R] division — through his and Saint Fleur’s manager Lincoln Bloh, who is also from Worcester. 

“It’s always nice to get a win. It’s even nicer when 75% of the people involved in the song basically grew up together — musically — in Worcester,” said James, who recently performed his latest single “Shinedown” on NBC’s singer-songwriter competition series, Songland.

According to James, the song was optioned for the soundtrack a few months ago.

“Beautiful Life” is the lead track of the album and is joined by Coldplay’s hit song “Fix You,” and the Danger Twins “Girl’s Gotta.”


The 24-song Abominable soundtrack and “Beautiful Life” can be purchased here.  Listen to “Beautiful Life” on Spotify or below on YouTube

The animated film Abominable — the story of a magical Yeti and the journey to return to his family — comes to Worcester theaters on Friday, Sept. 27.


Follow us on The016.com, the social network for Worcester and you!

Recent Headlines

Neighborhood Watch Meetings in Worcester – Week of Dec. 16

The Worcester Police Dept. is encouraging residents to attend their neighborhood watch meetings to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in their neighborhoods and to share any concerns or questions they may have. There are 52 Neighborhood Watch Groups in...

Facebook Comments


  • Worcester Music Trio Behind Hit Song from New DreamWorks Film 2

    Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.