Published Oct 31, 2018Following the massively successful Moonlight, director Barry Jenkins is once again teaming up with composer Nicholas Britell for the soundtrack to his next feature If Beale Street Could Talk.
Serving as an adaptation of James Baldwin's novel of the same name, the film arrives in theatres on November 30. But before then, Britell's original score to the film will arrive digitally on November 9 via Lakeshore Records. A vinyl release is also in the works and will be released at a later date.
"Together, we explored a sonic landscape filled with brass and strings, while also venturing into some quite extreme experimentation," Britell said in a statement. "I'm always fascinated by the mysteries of scoring a film. As Barry and I worked together, we discovered certain sounds which we felt deeply resonated with the story. I'm so honoured to have been a part of this film and to have had the opportunity to work with Barry again."
If Beale Street Could Talk was written and directed by Jenkins and stars KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Brian Tyree Henry and Michael Beach.
If Beale Street Could Talk premiered earlier this year at TIFF, and you can read Exclaim!'s review of the film here. You can also check out the trailer below the soundtrack's tracklist.
If Beale Street Could Talk Original Motion Picture Score:
1. Eden (Harlem)
2. The Children of Our Age
6. Mrs. Victoria Rodgers
7. Call Him Fonny / The Tombs / PTSD
9. Eden (LES)
10. Keepers of the Keys and Seals
14. Mama Gets to Puerto Rico
15. Ye Who Enter Here
18. If Beale Street Could Talk (End Credits)
19. Harlem Aria (Bonus Track)
20. This Is Where My Life Is (Bonus Track)
21. New Life (Bonus Track)
22. What Have They Done? (Bonus Track)
23. A Rose in Spanish Harlem (Bonus Track)