I watched Trolls, a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical adventure romantic comedy, which features the voices of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick. An acoustic version of True Colors is an emotional centerpiece of this film. True Colors had its official theatrical unveiling when Trolls opened on 4 November 2016, adding a new stripe to the song’s rainbow 30 years after Cyndi Lauper released it in 1986. The meaningful ballad has shown remarkable staying power, even becoming an anthem for the LGBT community.

I cried a river when Branch (a grumpy troll) finally reveals his softer side to Poppy (a troll princess) as he sings it to remind her how to be happy.

“Happiness is inside of all of us, right? Sometimes, you just need someone to help you find it.”

I used Audacity to remove Chef and Bridget’s parts, reduce long pauses and normalize it. Enjoy!

PS. Apologize for Mr. Dinkles’ sound in about minute 2:21, I can’t remove it.

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