Last week Erykah Badu and Nas dropped their cinematic collaboration called This Bitter Land, composed to be featured in the movie The Land. Now Grimes is getting in on the movie action, releasing a dark new cut called Medieval Warfare, set to feature in the forthcoming Suicide Squad movie.
The song leans back towards her electronic roots, opening with a busy percussion sample and overlaid with a threatening hook that builds into a vintage Grimes chorus: sneering yet anthemic.
Unfortunately a verse and a chorus are all that has been released of the track on the internet world thus-far, much like the Mark Ronson, Action Bronson and Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys fame) snippet released yesterday, but it’s enough to make us very excited about how the rest of the song will turn out. Listen below:
Speaking to Zane Lowe after the preview, the singer noted that she was a fearful of entering the film scoring world because “everyone who has done it has hated it and brutally recommended against it…when you’re doing something that every second is costing hundreds of thousands of dollars…there’s no room for chill vibes.”
However, despite reservations about the film industry, the singer noted that when she got the call she was openly weeping, assuring listeners that she was “very, very stoked.”
Medieval Warfare joins a growing list of exclusive releases set to be featured on the Suicide Squad soundtrack, with the likes of Skrillex, Panic! At The Disco and Kevin Gates being some of the names featured in the list.
See the full track listing for the soundtrack below.
1. Purple Lamborghini – Skrillex & Rick Ross
2. Sucker For Pain – Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons (with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors)
3. Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
4. Standing In The Rain – Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) (ft. Mark Ronson)
5. Gangsta – Kehlani
6. Know Better – Kevin Gates
7. You Don’t Own Me – Grace (ft. G-Eazy)
8. Without Me – Eminem
9. Wreak Havoc – Skylar Grey
10. Medieval Warfare – Grimes
11. Bohemian Rhapsody – Panic! At The Disco
12. Slippin’ Into Darkness – War
13. Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
14. I Started A Joke– ConfidentialMX (feat. Becky Hanson)