One of the defining features of Sam Levinson's groundbreaking drama Euphoria is its music. After all, the series' first season ends on a musical number, one that stirred up quite a bit of debate when it first aired. So it would make sense then that another Levinson project, this time a film featuring Euphoria star Zendaya and Tenet star John David Washington, would feature a fantastic soundtrack.
Levinson's latest project, Malcolm & Marie, is an all black-and-white drama about a director, Malcolm (Washington) and his girlfriend, Marie (Zendaya), and the tension that grows between them as they return from a film premiere and anxiously await the critical response. The trailer shows off some incredibly heated arguments and really poignant verbal jabs as they vacillate between tender closeness and heated standoffs.
The trailer also features Alabama Shakes' "Give Me All Your Love," off their 2015 album Sound & Color. It's a song that seems almost tailor-made for Malcolm & Marie, as the jazzy intro bleeds off into something a bit more rough as the song goes on, much like the trajectory of the protagonists' evenings. Eventually, "Give Me All Your Love" fades out into "I Will Carry You," a collaboration between hip-hop artist Old Man Saxon and film music studio Safari Riot. It's a tie-in single that carries heavy Euphoria vibes in is choral arrangement and saxophone licks. It builds slowly, but surely towards a climactic end, as Old Man Saxon continues to chant the song's title.
Here's that full track list for the Malcolm & Marie soundtrack, which was composed by Labrinth, who previously worked on Assassination Nation with Levinson:
- Alabama Shakes, "Gimme All Your Love"
- Safari Riot and Old Man Saxon, "I Will Carry You"
- Kelsey Lu, "I'm Not In Love"
- James Brown and The J.B.'s, "Down And Out In New York City"
- Little Simz and Cleo Sol, "Selfish"
- Fatback Band, "Yum Yum (Gimme Some)"
- Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, "In A Sentimental Mood"
- William Bell, "I Forgot To Be Your Lover"
- Frankie Reyes, "Flor de Azalea"
- Sam Gendel and Sam Wilkes, "BOA"
- Dionne Warwick, "Get Rid of Him"
- NNAMDÏ, "Wasted"
- Archie Shepp and Horace Parlan, "Goin' Home'
- Outkast and CeeLo Green, "Liberation"