Monday, July 24

UCLA Extension student sings tune accompanying end credits of ‘Valerian’

UCLA Extension alumna Alexiane Silla wrote and sang "A Million on my Soul," featured in the movie "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets." The accompanying music video features shots and props from the film. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Extension alumna Alexiane Silla wrote and sang "A Million on my Soul," featured in the movie "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets." The accompanying music video features shots and props from the film. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

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Alexiane Silla kept the good news about her song under wraps for three weeks because she didn’t want to jinx it. When she found out that her song “A Million on My Soul” was chosen to accompany the end credits for “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” which was released in theaters Friday, she said she was stunned.


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(Daily Bruin file photo)

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Chance the Rapper performed at 2014's Bruin Bash. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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