Posts Tagged ‘soundtrack’

April 24, 2018

We’ve been enjoying this absolutely gorgeous song since it surfaced last Friday. Brooklyn singer songwriter Mitski and the Bay’s experimental rock/noise pop expert Xiu Xiu have teamed up on a splendorous synthwavy beauty named Between The Breaths, their contribution to How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ soundtrack. I already couldn’t wait to see the movie, which stars Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, and many other acclaimed actors. It pairs 70s punk with quirky Neil Gaiman sci-fi, which evokes a resounding yes from me. Between The Breaths’ scope feels more than cosmic, and it’s deeply entrenched in sweet nostalgia, too. I can’t get enough of Mitski’s aptly breathy voice on the glistering gem. This is definitely a favorite of the moment. 

March 21, 2018

Everywhere I turn since my return from Austin, I keep hearing that new film Love, Simon being mentioned. Some of the buzz is due to the topics explored in the film, but a lot of the buzz also arises from its excellent soundtrack, which features a wide range of artists we’ve bestowed much praise on right here on IHM, including Jack Antonoff, Hayley Kiyoko, Emilie Adams, BAUM (who just blew us away at SXSW), Lxandra, Lorde, and so many more. For now, let’s all take Jack Antonoff’s collaboration with Danish pop sensation for a bubbly infectious, prismatic whirring spin. As expected, a Jack Antonoff and MØ song is a hearty slice of pop perfection. You can also stream Never Fall In Love via Spotify, here.

February 20, 2018

It’s vindicating to see Los Angeles based Stanford alum K.Flay getting all the attention she deserves these days, including much warranted Grammy nominations for Best Rock Song and Best Engineered Album. As long time fans of Kristine Flaherty and her unique combination of hip hop, alt pop, and rock, usually intensely searing and immensely gripping, we can’t help but celebrate her latest accomplishments. We’ve experience that intensity live countless times, and we’re super stoked to see her bringing it all to the official soundtrack for the new Tomb Raider movie, too. Run For Your Life is her vehement scorching contribution to said soundtrack, an intensive thriller of an electrifying anthem. It’s explosive dynamite packed into her most cinematic track to date. Tomb Raider will be out in theaters come March 16th. K.Flay is out on a massive world tour through July, details can be found, here.

February 20, 2018

Jacob Banks and Louis The Child are two acts I never thought would come together on a song, but all hail Diddy Bop, which sees the Nigerian-born UK-based R&B soul sensation meeting halfway with the red hot production duo from Chicago. The track comes off of that super stacked, talent studded new Fifty Shades Free soundtrack, and it’s quite the soulful bopping, piano carousing, and gospel sewn treat. If all your experience with Louis The Child have been their high voltage electronic tracks, you might be surprised by what the pair has turned in here. It’s obvious Louis The Child’s already extraordinary production skills are spreading in new directions. Their work on Diddy Bop, when accompanied by Jacob Banks’ gravelly stirring, deep resounding voice, is pure soulful pop bliss. Stream/purchase, here.

February 3, 2018

It’s a huge, huge day when we get to listen to something new from Bishop Briggs. The Los Angeles based singer songwriter, easily one of the best voices out there in the music scene right now, has scintillated us with her fierce and resilient music from day one, and we’re elated that she’s achieved such a massive following and stupendous level of success since, all more than deserved. Though this new offering is a cover, Bishop Briggs brings all her sheer power, unrivaled grit, and vitalic fortitude, including her scratchy sonorous, sooty burning vocals, to INXS classic Never Tear Us Apart. The cover is next song released from the forthcoming Fifty Shades Freed official soundtrack arriving on Republic Records. Listening to Bishop Briggs belt out her songs never gets old. She’s astonishing and jaw dropping each and every single time, and her live presence is so mighty and omnipotent that we’re oft left wondering if she’s even of this world. Pre-order the album, here.

February 3, 2018

Pray For Me is too huge of a stellar tune not to give it some praise on IHM. It involves two of the biggest artists of the moment, hip hop genius Kendrick Lamar and R&B sensation The Weeknd. It’s no surprise that the pairing is so divine. Both artists bring the heat on the hip hop and electro-R&B track. Pray For Me will be on the soundtrack for Marvel’s Black Panther. The super stacked official soundtrack album arrives February 9th, while the film arrives February 16th.  Pre-order, here. You can also stream Pray For Me via Spotify, here.

November 7, 2017

Everyday we inch towards the release of Sufjan Stevens’ new outtakes and unreleased tracks mixtape, The Greatest Gift, but we still have nearly three weeks to wait before it arrives to sooth the soul with the esteemed artist’s delicate chamber pop and intricate folktronica. It seems like a long time to wait still, but we now also have Visions Of Gideon and Mystery Of Love to tide us over until late November. Though they’re not from the mixtape, these brand new songs are from a fresh soundtrack for a movie arriving soon named Call Me By Your Name. Both tracks emit the usual tender, wistful, heart string tugging beauty that we’ve traditionally come to associate with this versatile artist and multi-instrumentalist. You can stream the full soundtrack album for Call Me By Your Name on Spotify, here.

May 17, 2017

18 year old Amandla Stenberg is well known for her accomplishments as an actress. Most would recognize her immediately as Rue from The Hunger Games series. What I was unaware of is the fact that this young talent is also incredibly skilled when it comes to music, too. In fact, she’s offered up one of the most brilliant covers of the year. She completely flips Mac DeMarco’s Let My Baby Stay on its head with an R&B soul approach. The Salad Days track is bathed in thick curling smoke on this cabaret ready, jazzy late night rendition. Even the video for her cover is stylish and chic. Amandla Stenberg’s version of Let My Baby Say will be on the soundtrack for forthcoming film ‘Everything, Everything’, her next big acting endeavor. Links for streaming/purchasing can be found, here.

April 18, 2017

I binged on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why last week, and though the teen drama isn’t my favorite series of the year, I must concur that it possesses quite a magnificent soundtrack. In between all its timeless oldies were some fresh treats, like JR JR’s Same Dark Places. The indie pop band from Michigan, formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., surprised me with their contribution since I hadn’t caught any rumors about new material since their 2015 self titled album. Same Dark Places is a charming ambler. Though the song is about “dark places”, it feels breezy and buoyant, laid back and comforting. Watch the lyric video for Same Dark Places below. You can download the song, here.

March 31, 2017

Any day we’re graced with fresh new Billie Eilish is a fine day, much less when it’s such a gorgeously soothing masterpiece like Bored. The 15 year old pop sensation has become one of the most loved and praised artist’s in the scene this past year after winning hearts with songs like Ocean Eyes and Six Feet Under. We’re used to expecting only the best from Billie Eilish at this point, and that’s exactly what she gives us on her contribution to the soundtrack for Netflix Original series “13 Reasons Why”. Svelte willowy, aerial light pop enchants us thoroughly on this misty gem. The stacked soundtrack for 13 Reasons Why is available now from iTunes.