The soundtrack for Jordan Peele's Us has arrived. Peele is getting ready to unleash his follow-up to his debut directorial hit Get Out on the world next weekend, following its buzzy debut at SXSW recently. Now, to help fuel the hype fire, the soundtrack for the movie has been released online, which includes the creepy remix of I Got 5 on It by Luniz that was featured in the trailer.
Us features a score from composer Michael Abels, who also worked with Jordan Peele on Get Out. Abels' work makes up the vast majority of the 35 tracks on the soundtrack. However, there are a few needle drops to look forward to as well. The soundtrack includes tracks such as Janelle Monae's I Like That and Minnie Riperton's Les Fleur, as well as the original version of I Got 5 on It by Luniz.
To help promote the release of the soundtrack, the record label released the remix of that same song online, which received a lot of attention after being featured in the first trailer for the movie. Not only was it a nice throwback for many people, but the haunting remix, dubbed the "tethered mix," truly helped set the tone for the latest horror offering from Jordan Peele. Even on its own, without any of the unsettling footage to go along with it, it's still effectively creepy.
Things are looking very good for Us so far. Critics who have screened the movie have been exceedingly kind to it, as it currently boasts an unblemished 100 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I have been on the ground at SXSW over the last week and can confirm that demand to get into the premiere screening was feverish and the buzz from everyone leaving the theatre was palpable. It's looking very much like this is going to be another big hit for Jordan Peele.
The cast includes Lupita Nyong'O, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon and Noelle Sheldon. Early box office tracking also looks good, as this "new nightmare" is expected to best the opening weekend of Get Out. If audiences respond as well as critics have so far, it could prove to have long legs and earn big bucks in the weeks to come. Us is set to hit theaters on March 22. Be sure to check out the I Got 5 on It remix from the Back Lot Music YouTube channel below, as well as the full track listing for the soundtrack, which is out now.
- Us Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
- 1 - Michael Abels: Anthem
- 2 - Janelle Monae: I Like That
- 3 - Michael Abels: Outernet
- 4 - Michael Abels: Spider
- 5 - Michael Abels: Ballet Memory
- 6 - Luniz: I Got 5 on It [ft. Michael Marshall]
- 7 - Michael Abels: Beach Walk
- 8 - Michael Abels: First Man Standing
- 9 - Michael Abels: Back to the House
- 10 Michael Abels: Keep You Safe
- 11 Michael Abels: Don't Feel Like Myself
- 12 Michael Abels: She Tried to Kill Me
- 13 Michael Abels: Boogieman's Family
- 14 Michael Abels: Home Invasion
- 15 Michael Abels: Once Upon a Time
- 16 Michael Abels: Run
- 17 Michael Abels: Into the Water
- 18 Michael Abels: Spark in the Closet
- 19 Michael Abels: Escape to the Boast
- 20 Michael Abels: Femme Fatale
- 21 Michael Abels: Silent Scream
- 22 Michael Abels: News Report
- 23 Michael Abels: Zora Drives
- 24 Michael Abels: Death of Umbrae
- 25 Michael Abels: Somber Ride
- 26 Michael Abels: Immolation
- 27 Michael Abels: Down the Rabbit Hole
- 28 Michael Abels: Performance Art
- 29 Michael Abels: Human
- 30 Michael Abels: Battle Plan
- 31 Michael Abels: Pas de Deux
- 32 Michael Abels: They Can't Hurt You
- 33 Michael Abels: Finale
- 34 Minnie Riperton: Les Fleur
- 35 Luniz: I Got 5 on It (Tethered Mix From US) [ft. Michael Marshall] (Bonus Track)