The original motion picture soundtrack for Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ has been announced.
The score was created by Swedish-born composer Ludwig Göransson, who has a long working relationship with Childish Gambino, as his producer.
‘Black Panther”s soundtrack was recorded in London with 132-piece western classical orchestra, African percussionists and a 40-person choir.
This isn’t the first time Göransson has worked with ‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler, having previously collaborated on ‘Creed’ and ‘Fruitvale Station’.
Göransson told Pitchfork how he found the sound for the film: “It’s such a massive movie. After I read the script and I started reading the comic, I knew the only way I could do this was to go to Africa and do research. I took a month off and traveled to Senegal.”
The soundtrack is released February 16.
Kendrick Lamar curated the film’s accompanying album, ‘Black Panther: The Album – Music From And Inspired By’, featuring himself, The Weeknd, Khalid, SZA, and more.
Recently, BBC presenter Jeremy Vine came under fire for calling the ‘Black Panther’ cast “overwhelmingly black”.
‘Black Panther’, set in the fictional African nation of Wakanda, is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature a black lead actor and a predominantly black cast. In NME‘s review it was named “the best Marvel movie yet”.
Director Coogler recently responded to rumours that pro-DC fans are attempting to sabotage his film’s Rotten Tomatoes aggregate score by sating: “I’m really looking forward to sharing the film with audiences regardless of what their political views are.”
Their alleged cause is a resistance against Disney’s spotlight on BME and female characters.