Marvel Studios films aren’t really known for their soundtracks, with the exception of the Guardians of the Galaxy films. However, you can add Black Panther to that list of films getting one. But this time, it will feature original music specifically created for the film.
It has just been announced that Grammy Award winner Kendrick Lamar will be producing the soundtrack. The album will feature music from and inspired by Black Panther including the lead single, “All The Stars,” featuring Lamar and label mate SZA, produced by Sounwave.
You can find out more about the collaboration and listen to “All The Stars” in the full report below.
Lamar and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, will curate and produce. In collaboration with director Ryan Coogler, the creation of music specific to the needs of the film. The move also represents the studios’ first time to integrate multiple original recordings created specifically for a film.
The music approach is a bit different from Guardians. In those films music from the ’70s and ’80s were a vital part of the storytelling. So in Black Panther, we will get original music that was created and inspired by the film.
Lamar was hand-picked by Coogler to produce the soundtracks. Coogler said:
“I am honored to be working with such an incredible artist whose work has been so inspirational, and whose artistic themes align with those we explore in the film. I can’t wait for the world to hear what Kendrick and TDE have in store.”
“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director. The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture. I’m truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel’s vision.”
Top Dawg added:
“Working on such a powerful movie is a great opportunity. We’re always working on new goals at TDE, so teaming up with Disney, Marvel Studios and the Black Panther film makes perfect sense.”
You can purchase Black Panther: The Album in its entirety on February 9, 2018.
Here is the official plot synopsis for the movie:
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. It will hit theaters on February 16, 2018.