Nate Wonder, Roman GianArthur – Opening | Antebellum (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Video)

“Does shadows can speak? and how they sound? This epic cinematic neoclassical theme translate their dark language in harmonies. A dark contemporary modern classical song.”

Coinciding with the September 18th release of Lionsgate’s Antebellum, the motion picture starring Janelle Monáe, Milan Records will release Antebellum: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, with music by Nate “Rocket” Wonder and Roman GianArthur. Best known for their work alongside Monáe on her albums and as part of her Wondaland Arts Society, it’s the first-ever score from the production duo, a Colin Stetson-esque work which combines dark, orchestral strings with contemporary textures and influences.

“Opening” is the first song from the score and film itself.

“Writing the score for Antebellum has been a rewarding adventure in creating a musical bed that compliments the script while becoming its own unique character and identity within the film. It was really wonderful to work with my brother on this, it was one of the most fulfilling experiences,” says Nate “Rocket” Wonder of the project, adding, “Working with Janelle Monáe has also been a pleasure as always. We’ve done this a few times before and every time it is a thrilling experience to work on such intriguing ideas. It’s been especially heart-warming to work on this feature, as it is the next step in the evolution of her emotional pictures.”

Reviewed by Nagamag on September 2, 2020