Singer-songwriter Dixson discusses co-writing ‘Be Alive’ with Beyoncé for ‘King Richard’ soundtrack and her first Oscar nomination

On this week’s episode of the Scene 2 Seen podcast, Darius Scott aka Dixson chats with us about songwriting, his favorite soundtracks, and working with Beyoncé. Dixson, musician, singer and songwriter, co-wrote Beyoncé’s song “Be Alive” which is featured on the soundtrack of by Reinaldo Marcus Green movie King Richard and was nominated for an Oscar.

The film stars Will Smith as Richard Williams and the lineage he cultivated as the father of tennis sensations Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and Serena Williams (Demi Singleton) in the Warner Bros. biopic. The real Williams sisters are executive producers with their sister Isha Price.

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In the film, Richard approaches coaches and managers with videotapes of his daughters. Paul Cohen (Tony Goldywyn) and Rick Macci (Jon Bernthal) were two who tried their luck on Venus. In 1994, she was competing with pros. It was then that Richard decided to take a break to focus on her studies while she trained with Macci in Florida.

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Dixson says “Be Alive” was a fantastic opportunity. First, because he finally got to work with Beyoncé, and second, this is his first Oscar nomination.

Don’t consider Dixson a relative newcomer, though — he has a stacked resume. He worked with people like Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Pharrell and more. As a Roc Nation signee, the multi-instrumentalist, recognized for years for his extraordinary work as a producer and behind-the-scenes vocal arranger, is coming to the fore with his debut album as a solo artist in the near future. .

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