Roc Nation and Geneva Club, in partnership with Netflix, have officially released their very own score for The Harder They Fall. The lead composer of this score, Jeymes Samuel, is also the director and co-writer of the movie.
The score embarks on Nat Love’s journey to revenge. The vocals heard on this score are created by the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Zazie Beetz, Jonathan Majors, and Jeymes Samuel. They integrated melodies from The Chamber Orchestra of London and more.
The Harder They Fall is a part of the 15 scores voted to the Oscar shortlist in the Music (Original Score) category by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Samuel is considered the ninth Black composer ever nominated. If he wins, he’ll be the third Black composer in the history of the Oscars to win the category.
“We are excited to be releasing The Harder They Fall score today. Fans will be able to get an even closer look into this film through the sonic experience the score provides. I’m honored to have helped bring our collective visions to life through these sounds,” said Samuel. “The recognition we’ve received for The Harder They Fall from audiences and critics around the world has been incredibly exciting.”
The Harder They Fall has also been nominated by the Critics Choice Association for Best Acting Ensemble. Furthermore, the film was praised last year at the 2021 Gotham Awards. Also, it earned 20 nominations for the 22nd annual Black Reel Awards and was recently longlisted in three categories for the 2022 BAFTA Film Award, including Original Score.
View the tracklist below:
1. Three and Thirty Years
2. Jesus Cortez
3. The Jim Crow Count
4. Away With The Wind She Goes
5. Away With The Wind She Goes (Part 2)
6. Dead Man’s Valentine
7. Do Unto Others / Ride Out
8. Showdown / Shootout
9. Pick Up Your Guns and Turn Around
10. Three and Thirty Years (Fisk Jubilee Singers)
11. Everything You Love Will Burn
12. It’s A White Town
13. Everyone But Him
14. Sun Up, No Mary
15. Redwood Theme
16. Is That The Right Arm or the Left?
17. Ride Out (Part 2)
18. Clearly… You Don’t Know Me
19. The Return of Nat Love
20. Wiley Dynamite
21. Bad Karma In The Afterlife
22. The Harder They Fall Choir