The soundtrack for Queen & Slim, the feature-length directorial debut of “Formation” music video director Melina Matsoukas, has been announced and it features new music by R&B legend Ms. Lauryn Hill. It will also include tracks by Blood Orange (who composed the film’s score), Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Vince Staples feat. 6lack X Mereba, Tiana Major 9 & EARTHGANG, Coast Contra featuring BJ The Chicago Kid and Syd, as well as songs by Roy Ayers, Bilal, Mike Jones and others. The Queen & Slim soundtrack will be released on November 15th.
Of the film’s soundtrack, director Melina Matsoukas said in a press release:
I wanted the soundtrack for Queen & Slim to showcase the historical evolution of Black music, from its roots in blues and soul, to modern bounce, hip hop and R&B—much like we used to see in film soundtracks in the ’90s. We partnered with Motown because of their legacy within Black music. I am honored to have worked beside Ethiopia and cannot wait for audiences to hear what each artist has created.
Queen & Slim stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith as a young couple who must flee authorities after Kaluuya’s character—Slim—shoots and kills a police officer in self-defense. Queen & Slim also stars Chloë Sevigny and is scheduled to hit theaters November 27.