A Million Stars

Album: The D Train (2015)
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  • OMD's Andy McCluskey recorded this song for the end credits of the movie The D-Train. He also co-penned the tune with Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff of the band Fun.

    Dost, who also wrote the movie's score, recalled to Billboard magazine: "We had talked about doing a song for the end titles, so we cooked something up but we didn't really have anybody to sing and didn't have any verses... We made a dream list of people we'd want to sing it; we all kind of wracked our brains to think of who the perfect voice would be. We ended up wanting Andy and reached out to him; not only did he contribute the verses and sing beautifully."

    "It was nice to work with Jack outside of Fun.; he's such a super-talented guy and contributed tons to the song, like just making the bridge out of thin air. Actually the only people who were in the same room at any point of the song were Jack and me, for a couple of hours."

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