Just when you thought “Jolene” couldn’t get any more powerful, Dolly Parton releases a strings-only version. It’s absolutely beautiful!
This slowed down version of the classic hit sounds more like a ballad, and it cuts straight through to the heart. “Jolene’s been on the prowl a long time,” Parton tweeted. “But she just got a makeover and I couldn’t be more excited to share the new string version with y’all!”
The string version of “Jolene” is a part of the original motion picture soundtrack for Netflix’s upcoming film, Dumplin’. According to The Boot, the movie stars Jennifer Aniston as a former beauty queen mom, whose plus-sized daughter enters a pageant. Parton is a huge influence on the young girl, so, of course, she also contributes heavily on the soundtrack!
The official soundtrack releases on Nov. 30, and the movie drops on Netflix Dec. 7. Select theaters will also be screening the film.
Listen to the new “Jolene” above!