Born in Congo and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Andre J.P Bangala is a singer songwriter who records under the name of Rocstrong. He came to many people's attention when this song featured in the trailer for the Coen Brothers' movie Hail, Caesar!.
Speaking to GoldenPlec, Bangala described how the track came to be used: "It's actually a licensing company I am with in LA they advertise me over there and push for these types of deals," he said, "there has been other offers but this is the one we all think keeps the power you get from listening to the song."
"Islands in the Stream" was originally written by The Bee Gees as an R&B song. It was originally written by the brothers for Marvin Gaye, however it was recorded instead as a duet by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton with the Gibb Brothers also contributing vocals.