Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has finally hit the screens after years of wait. When the original Marvel film released in 2018, it was widely appreciated for its action-packed sequences, stunning visuals, gripping storyline, and of course, the music.
The songs of the film went on to top several charts, and the album, curated by Kendrick Lamar, won two Grammys and an Academy Award. The soundtrack included some smash hits like All the Stars by Kendrick Lamar and SZA, Redemption by Zacari and Babes Wodumo, and Pray for Me by Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd.
Given the track record, there were a lot of expectations from the soundtrack of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and it did not disappoint. Here are all the details about the film’s album.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Soundtrack
Disney has released the details of all the tracks featured in the film. The soundtrack comprises 19 songs by some big names in the music industry. The album has been composed and produced by Ludwig Göransson, who already has two Grammys, two Emmys, and an Academy Award to his name.
Here are all the songs that feature on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:
- They Want It, But No – Tobe Nwigwe, Fat Nwigwe
- La Vida – Snow Tha Product, E-40
- Coming Back For You – Fireboy DML
- Love & Loyalty (Believe) – DBN Gogo, Sino Msolo, Kamo Mphela, Young Stunna, Busiswa
- Alone – Burna Boy
- No Woman No Cry – Tems
- Árboles Bajo El Mar – Vivir Quintana, Mare Advertencia Lirika
- Con La Brisa” – Foudeqush, Ludwig Goransson
- Interlude – Stormzy
- Lift Me Up – Rihanna
- Laayli’ kuxa’ano’one – Adn Maya Colectivo, Pat Boy, Yaalen K’uj, All Mayan Winik
- Limoncello – OG DAYV, Future
- Anya Mmiri – CKay, PinkPantheress
- Wake Up – Bloody Civilian, Rema
- Pantera – Aleman, Rema
- Jele – DBN Gogo, Sino Msolo, Kamo Mphela, Young Stunna, Busiswa
- Inframundo – Blue Rojo
- No Digas Mi Nombre – Calle x Vida, Foudeqush
- Mi Pueblo – Guadalupe de Jesús Chan Poot
The Soundtrack has Received Positive Response
On October 28, Rihanna’s single from the soundtrack, Lift Me Up, was released and is already topping the charts in several countries. At the time of writing, the track stands at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and has garnered more than 30 million views on YouTube. What made the song even more special is that it is the first single by Rihanna in over six years.
Over 40 international artists have been featured on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Soundtrack, with recordings being done in Lagos, Nigeria, Mexico City, London, and Los Angeles. As per Marvel, the film will feature the work of ‘over 250 musicians, two orchestras, two choirs and over 40 vocalists.’
Talking about the soundtrack, Göransson said, “Ryan (the Director) and I talked about the importance of creating an immersive journey of sound and voice. If we used a song in the film, we wanted it to be the entire song, and to be connected to the story.”
“Thematically, we wanted to move the audience from grief to celebration. When you listen to the soundtrack, you can close your eyes and relive the experience of the movie. That was the intention,” he added.
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