The new teaser for Damien Chazelle’s film La La Land features the vocal chops of Canadian heartthrob Ryan Gosling. In the trailer, Gosling sings “City of Stars,” the first song off the film’s soundtrack dealing with the bittersweetness of living in Los Angeles.
The film stars Gosling as a jazz musician who performs in dingy bars across LA while struggling to make ends meet, and his co-star Emma Stone is an aspiring actress in a similar position. The plot follows the two as they fall in love with one another, experience life in the City of Angels, and discover the highs and lows of pursuing one’s passions.
La La Land comes off the back of Chazelle’s Oscar award-winning film Whiplash and will be released on December 2, 2016. The modern-day musical will feature original music composed by Justin Hurwitz, while additional cast members include singer/songwriter John Legend and Whiplash alum J.K. Simmons.
Watch the official trailer for La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
“City of Stars” debuted today (July 13) through Interscope Records and is available on both iTunes and Tidal. Pick up your copy today.