It’s one of the most highly anticipated films of the decade and with only a week until the premiere of Ryan Coolger’s Black Panther, the reviews for the Marvel movie have already begun trickling in. Sitting at a perfect 100 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, the film, which has been sold out in many theatres for weeks, is primed to be the biggest box office contender of 2018.
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira, a film with this much build up needs a soundtrack that will also go down in cinematic history. And that’s exactly what it’s getting.
Just released this week, the soundtrack’s lead single “All The Stars” with Kendrick Lamar and SZA has now dropped its visually stunning music video that is giving fans a sneak peek at the incredible world of Wakanda.
Directed by the Lil Homies and Dave Meyers, the vibrant colours and landscape are a feast for the eyes, with “All The Stars” feeling more like a mini movie than a music video. Stars form out of SZA’s hair in the shape of Africa. Kendrick watches dancers perform for him outside of shacks, before walking through a forest accompanied by black panthers. SZA is fanned by oversized pink feathers and Kendrick finds himself in what looks like an Egyptian tomb surrounded by statutes come to life.
If this is just a video in support of Black Panther, we can’t begin to imagine how beautiful the actual film will look.
Not only has Lamar written new music for the soundtrack, he’s also pulling double duty with his music partner Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith to produce the soundtrack for Black Panther. In addition to Lamar and SZA, the upcoming soundtrack includes original music from The Weeknd, Khalid, Vince Staples, Anderson .Paak, James Blake, Jay Rock, Travis Scott, and more.
Black Panther hits theatres on February 16, with the soundtrack dropping one week earlier on February 9.