The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music by and inspired by The soundtrack, produced by Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis and Dave Jordan, is set for release November 4 via Roc Nation Records/Def Jam Recordings/Hollywood Records. The soundtrack is available for pre-record/pre-upload/pre-order here. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, opens in US theaters November 11, 2022.
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The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music by and inspired by The soundtrack features over 40 international artists recorded in Lagos, Nigeria, Mexico City, London and Los Angeles. Featured artists include Rihanna, Tems, Fireboy DML, OG DAYV Ft. Futur, CKay Ft. RosePanthère, E-40 and much more.
Ludwig Göransson, who has two Emmys, two Grammys and an Oscar under his belt, composed and produced both the score and the original songs for the soundtrack. His considerable work producing artists (Childish Gambino, Adele, Haim, Justin Timberlake) as well as his work composing films and television series (Black Panther, Creed, The Mandalorian) made him uniquely qualified to direct both parts of the soundscape.
For their fourth film collaboration, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Coogler and Göransson set out to create an innovative soundscape in which Göransson says, “The songs and the score are one.” The two artists have been talking about this approach since their studies at the USC Film School, and finally concretized it with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
In what became a huge labor of love, Göransson spent over 2,500 hours recording the score and soundtrack – which involved six studios, across three continents and five countries. During the film, the public will hear more than 250 musicians, two orchestras, two choirs and more than 40 singers.
Coogler was intimately involved in creating the music for the film, from co-writing the lyrics to Rihanna’s track “Lift Me Up” to suggesting the cover of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” performed by the Nigerian singer/songwriter Tems and combined with Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” for the film’s instantly viral trailer.
Göransson said, “Ryan and I talked about the importance of creating an immersive journey of sound and voice. If we were using a song in the movie, we wanted it to be the whole song and tie into the story. Thematically, we wanted to move the audience from mourning to celebrating. When you listen to the soundtrack, you can close your eyes and relive the movie experience. That was the intention. »
Since the story is inspired by both Nigerian and Mesoamerican cultures, recording sessions were held in Lagos, Nigeria, and Mexico City, Mexico, as well as at Abbey Road Studios in London. The producers worked with popular Lagos artists including Tems, which became a hotbed of musical innovation. Additionally, emerging rappers and artists from Mexico City are featured on the soundtrack, including rapper Pat Boy, who raps entirely in Mayan.
While in Mexico City, Göransson worked closely with musical archaeologist Alejandro Rojas to explore and research Mayan music. Instruments originating from the Nigerian and Mesoamerican cultures were featured in the creation of the soundscape.
The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music by and inspired by the track list follows:
- lift me up Interpreted by Rihanna
- Love and Faithfulness (Believe) Interpreted by DBN Gogo, Sino Msolo, Kamo Mphela, Young Stunna and You are blessed
- Only Interpreted by Burna Boy
- No woman No Cry Interpreted by Time
- Trees under the sea Interpreted by Quintana live and sea warning
- with the breeze Interpreted by Foudeqush and Ludwig Goransson
- Life Interpreted by Snow Tha Product with E-40
- Interlude Interpreted by Storm
- come back for you Interpreted by Fireboy DML
- They want it, but no Interpreted by Tobe Nwigwe and Gros Nwigwe
- Laayli’ kuxa’ano’one Interpreted by Collective Mayan DNA: Pat Boy, Yaalen Cave, All Mayan Wink
- Limoncello Interpreted by AND DAYV with Coming
- water eye Interpreted by Kay with PinkPanther
- Wake up Interpreted by bloody civilian with Rema
- Pantera Interpreted by German with Rema
- His sign Interpreted by DBN Gogo, Sino Msolo, Kamo Mphela, Young Stunna and You are blessed
- Underworld Interpreted by Blue red
- don’t say my name Interpreted by street x life and Foudeqush
- My village Interpreted by Guadeloupe by Jesus Chan Poot
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever album score, composed by Göransson will be available on November 11, 2022.
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