Fifty Shades Darker [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Fifty Shades Darker [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Fifty Shades Darker [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

The soundtrack to the 2017 erotic drama Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to author EL James' Fifty Shades of Grey, features more sensually atmospheric tracks designed to convey the film's tone of edgy, sexually charged longing. The difference this time out is that while 2015's Fifty Shades of Grey mixed modern tracks alongside vintage pop-and-soul -- a formula for erotic film soundtracks popularized by Adrian Lynne's 1986 hit 9 1/2 Weeks -- here, director James Foley eschews the old-school pop approach, choosing instead to amp up the sultry contemporary R&B and indie-electronica picks. In lieu of those peppy vintage pop numbers, Foley instead features several well-curated covers in Corinne Bailey Rae's buoyant reading of Coldplay's "The Scientist," Jose James' urbanely burnished version of the swing standard "They Can't Take That Away from Me" and. per the post-2010s trend of doing a slow ballad version of a famously upbeat pop tune, we get Frances' funereal reading of Haddaway's house music classic "What Is Love." Primarily, the release is characterized by fittingly steamy, R&B-infused cuts like the Taylor Swift and Zayn duet "I Don't Wanna Live Forever," Halsey's icy anthem "Not Afraid Anymore," and Tove Lo's dusky "Lies in the Dark." Similarly, there are a handful of deeply emotive, finely crafted cuts like Sia's yearning piano ballad "Helium," and Anderson East's soulful, loverman moment "What Would It Take." Also compelling are the Avener and Mark Asari's thrilling R&B groover "I Need a Good One," and the reliably tasteful John Legend with his passion-drenched "One Woman Man."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/2017
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602557372571
catalogNumber: 002628702
Rank: 2385

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Bartek   Performing Ensemble
Simon Hale   Conductor
Jimmy Messer   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Jason Hill   Percussion,Drums
Jason Evigan   Bass
Joseph Angel   Vocals
Breyan Isaac   Guitar,Percussion,Conductor
Sam Dew   Background Vocals
Harrison Mills   Piano
Clayton Knight   Piano
Hayden Scott   Drums

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Danny Elfman   Composer
Steve Fitzmaurice   Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Tom Ranier   Arranger
Dennis Sands   Engineer
Don Was   Producer
Simon Hale   Arranger
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Composer
Oliver Kraus   Producer
Sandy Brummels   Art Direction
Vincent Watson   Engineer
Daniel Traynor   Composer,Additional Production
Cara Walker   Producer
Jimmy Messer   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Chris Martin   Composer
Guy Berryman   Composer
Sia Furler   Composer
Noah Snyder   Engineer
John Stephens   Composer
Jack Antonoff   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Jason Hill   Programming,Producer,Vocal Engineer,Instrumentation
Julian Bunetta   Composer
Toby Gad   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Teddy Geiger   Composer
Taylor Swift   Composer
Ruth-Anne Cunningham   Composer
Bill Hughes   Arranger
Andrew Jackson   Composer
Aaron Raitiere   Composer
Eric J. Dubowsky   Vocal Engineer
Adam Messinger   Composer,Producer
Nasri Atweh   Composer
Darren Heelis   Engineer
Dana Sano   Producer
Marcel Botezan   Composer
Jason Evigan   Composer
Joseph Angel   Composer,Producer
Mark Asari   Composer
Onika Maraj   Composer
Jason Quenneville   Composer
Teemu Brunila   Composer
Laura Sisk   Engineer
Anderson East   Composer
Tristan Casara   Composer
Terius Nash   Composer
Breyan Isaac   Composer,Producer
Christopher Braide   Composer,Producer
Corinne Bailey   Producer
William Champion   Composer
Sam Dew   Composer
Tove Lo   Composer
John Ryan   Composer
Michael Orabiyi   Composer
John Paul Cooper   Composer
Ashley Frangipane   Composer
Harrison Mills   Composer,Producer
Clayton Knight   Composer,Producer
Toluwanimi Adeyemo   Composer
Sophie Cooke   Composer
Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll   Composer
Jonathan Buckland   Composer
Charles Oluwafunsho Nnaji   Composer

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