Beck, Billie Eilish, Patti Smith contribute to Music Inspired by the Film Roma: Stream

DJ Shadow, T-Bone Burnett, Ibeyi, and UNKLE also make music inspired by Alfonso Cuarón's acclaimed film

Music Inspired By The Film Roma album stream

After Alfonso Cuarón finished Roma, he sought out some of his favorite artists to compose songs inspired by the film. Beck, Billie Eilish, Patti SmithDJ Shadow, Laura Marling, EL-PT-Bone Burnett, and a diverse group of international artists took up his offer, creating a companion piece to the 10-time Oscar nominee. Entitled Music Inspired by the Film Roma, you can now stream the entire thing below.

The 15-track album paints another intriguing layer to the acclaimed film, which tells the story of a young maid’s life in Mexico City in the early ‘70s. Beck offers “Tarantula” featuring Feist, a soulful cover of the 1982 track from British electronica group Colourbox, while Billie Eilish contributes the dark electro cut “When I Was Older”. In addition to American artists, the record includes songs from Rangel (of Mexican alt-rock group Café Tacvba), French-Cuban twins Ibeyi, British trip-hop act UNKLE, and Cuarón’s 15 year-old daughter Bu Cuarón.

Music Inspired by the Film Roma Artwork:

Music Inspired by the Film Roma Tracklist:
01. Ciudad de México – “Tepeji 21 (The Sounds of ROMA)”
02. Patti Smith – “Wing”
03. Beck – “Tarantula” (Colourbox cover)
04. Billie Eilish – “WHEN I WAS OLDER”
05. Bu Cuarón – “PSYCHO”
06. UNKLE – “On My Knees” (ft. Michael Kiwanuka)
07. Jessie Reyez – “Con El Viento”
08. El-P / Wilder Zoby – “Marooned”
09. Sonido Gallo Negro – “Cumbia del Borras”
10. Quique Rangel – “La Hora Exacta”
11. Ibeyi – “Cleo Who Takes Care of You”
12. DJ Shadow – “We Are Always Alone”
13. Asaf Avidan – “Between These Hands”
14. Laura Marling – “Those Were the Days” (Mary Hopkin cover)
15. T-Bone Burnett – “ROMA”

While Cuarón is winning awards for Roma  — like Best Director at the Golden Globes and Best Picture by the Chicago Film Critics Association — and racking up noms, the film is getting snubbed from Oscar theatrical screenings. Due to a lack of proper distribution agreements with Netflix, AMC, Regal, and Cinemark isn’t including the Academy Award Best Picture nominee in their annual Oscar showcases.


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