Donald Glover's FX sitcom sounds both weird interesting. Indie surrealism and hip hop? Count me in. The series revolves around Donald Glover's character Earnest and his cousin, an up-and-coming rapper, living in a kind of magical Georgia. Can you download or stream the Atlanta soundtrack?
Right now, the soundtrack is not available or listed on iTunes or Spotify, and FX has not made any announcements about when a soundtrack could be released. However, not only does the premise sound like something new, but the show should also be easy on the ears based on the performers that are involved. Brian Tyree Henry, who was in the original cast of Book of Mormon on Broadway, plays said cousin named Alfred Miles. That's not to mention Glover's own music career as Childish Gambino. With two established musicians leading a show about the music industry, you know the that you're in for some quality tunes.
The score will also be composed by Ludwig Goransson, who collaborated with Glover on Because The Internet and Camp, and produced his song in Magic Mike XXL . He composed the music for movies including Fruitvale Station, Creed (which Glover worked on as well), the upcoming Black Panther movie and this year's Central Intelligence — as well as television shows like Happy Endings, New Girl, Playing House, and Community. So, if and when this soundtrack and/or score is released, you're definitely going to want to give it a listen.
Even the show's promo shows a lot of musical creativity. The visuals are inspired by a Pharcyde's "Drop" video, and the song used is by Tame Impala. Check it out; just a taste of what is to come on the series.
These are all very good signs. Hopefully, there will be an Atlanta soundtrack very very soon!
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