Dev Hynes premieres score for Queen & Slim: Stream

Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Sturgill Simpson, and more star in the protest art film

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    Devonté Hynes of Blood Orange has shared his score for Queen & Slim, the new protest art film by Emmy-winning producer Lena Waithe and “Formation” music-video director Melina Matsoukas. Listen to it in full via Apple Music or Spotify below.

    The score for Queen & Slim is a 20-track release helmed by Hynes himself. It’s a primarily orchestral score that includes strings, woodwinds, piano, and horns. This isn’t Hynes first score for a film. Back in 2014, he composed and performed the score for the James Franco film Palo Alto

    Hynes is also featured on the Queen & Slim soundtrack. It’s a star-studded compilation that also includes contributions from Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Vince Staples, EarthGang, Moses Sumney, BJ the Chicago Kid, The Internet member Syd, and Bilal, as well as a brand new song from Ms. Lauryn Hill.


    (Read: The 100 Greatest Movie Soundtracks of All Time)

    As previously mentioned, Queen & Slim is Waithe and Matsoukas’s “protest art” rom-drama about a black couple running from the law, a la Bonnie and Clyde, after they kill a police officer in self-defense. It stars Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloe Sevigny, and even Sturgill Simpson. Queen & Slim comes out on November 27th.

    Queen & Slim (Original Motion Picture Score) is available as both a digital download and on vinyl. Pre-orders are currently available.

    Stream the film’s score below.

    Queen & Slim (Original Motion Picture Score) Artwork: 

    Queen & Slim (Original Motion Picture Score) by Devonte Hynes artwork

    Queen & Slim (Original Motion Picture Score) Tracklist:
    01. Kids
    02. Hair
    03. Slim Lets Go
    04. Opening
    05. This Is a Safe Place
    06. Bed 07. A Couple Deer
    08. Slim’s Haircut
    09. What’s Next
    10. Love Theme (Dance)
    11. Slim’s Horse
    12. Slim Calls Home
    13. Uncle’s House
    14. Love Theme (Photograph)
    15. Get Upstairs
    16. The Sheriff
    17. Start the Car
    18. Sneak Out
    19. Arrival
    20. Kissed All Your Scars

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