One of the best parts about any project is the soundtrack. We always remember the movie soundtrack masterpieces of Hans Zimmer, John Barry, and John Williams, but last few decades, original songs and great musicians joined the fray and transformed the composition of music. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a cool movie, not just because of absolutely astonishing animation, great storyline, and characters, but because it had an awesome soundtrack. If the teased music for the soundtrack suggests anything, it is that Miles Morales will have an even better playlist in the upcoming movie.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has confirmed three songs produced and composed by Metro Boomin. The first song is called “Link Up,” featuring Don Toliver, and this particular track was featured in a Hyundai commercial and will be part of the Across the Spider-Verse soundtrack. Yesterday, Metro Boomin’ posted another song from the movie’s soundtrack, “Hummingbird,” featuring James Blake, and “Self Love” by Coi Leray. In the coming days, we can suspect more music from the notable American producer, whose soundtrack will drop on the 2nd of June, the day Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is released worldwide.
After the great soundtrack of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, if we look at two of the released songs for the sequel and the greatness of Metro Boomin, we can expect even better content coming from Across the Spider-Verse.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack style
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was heavily praised after its release in 2018, and for good reason. Amazing animation, characters, storyline, and overall feel of the movie propelled this project to become one of the best in the last two decades.
The praises were warranted, and you could see just how much the creators and animators invested in this movie. However, besides all those factors, Into the Spider-Verse had a perfect soundtrack. The urban feel of Brooklyn, New York, and a teenager in Miles Morales propelled Daniel Pemberton to create an amazing soundtrack that features sounds of the notable American city.
Jazz, soul, old-school hip-hop, and modern-day rap music represented the musical taste of teens like Miles Morales, and boy, was it good. Notable hip-hop artists included Ty Dolla $ign, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, XXXTENTACION, Vince Staples, and others featured in Into the Spider-verse’s soundtrack.
Daniel Pemberton’s work on the soundtrack was critically and commercially praised, and even one of the tracks from the movie “Sunflower” was nominated for prestige award in the music industry, Grammy.
Nevertheless, New York, especially Brooklyn, is famous for its hip-hop music, and the fact that Pemberton returned to work on the Across the Spider-Verse soundtrack makes this movie even better.
Confirmed music for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
First, these next songs weren’t fully released; only clips or glimpses of the songs were posted by the official Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Twitter account, the producer Metro Boomin and the artists featured in the songs.
Metro Boomin feat. Don Toliver – Link Up
This particular song was dropped on the 15th of May as part of the new Hyundai commercial featuring Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy. It’s a cool advertisement with the sounds of Metro Boomin and Don Toliver in the new Hyundai car. We expect this track to be part of the Across the Spider-Verse.
Metro Boomin feat. Coi Leray – “Self Love”
Of course, two days later, another cool track dropped, and Metro Boomin featured a young musical star, Coi Leray. This track is not part of the advertisement, but it does feature a clip of Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy slinging across Brooklyn. Great scene, and I frankly cannot wait for the movie to be released.
Metro Boomin feat. James Blake – “Hummingbird”
Another track that features a different artist, this time James Blake, an English songwriter, singer, and record producer, who has a bit different style than previous artists, which includes influences from UK bass and dance scene, with ’90s hip hop and trip hop, that was quite popular in the United Kingdom.
If we compare these three tracks with ones from 2018 and Into the Spider-Verse, they seem a bit more relaxing and groovy, and it has more influences from soul and ’90s hip hop, but also dark, gothic melodies, which is the staple of Metro Boomin repertoire. I frankly like it, and I cannot wait for the movie to be released on the 2nd of June so that we can hear the full soundtrack of his upcoming sequel.