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Django Unchained Soundtrack

John Legend‘s song for the Django Unchained Soundtrack rode into town last night, a grimey blues-tinged payback anthem co-written and produced by none other than Paul Epworth, who did the same for “Rolling In The Deep” (2011’s Grammy Record Of The Year, incidentally). We’re sure you’ve spun John Legend’s latest album and we’re glad to host this new track. In a newsletter to his fans, Legend shared a few words about the process of writing for the movie and where his song fits in the film:

“Quentin Tarantino’s movies have such a specific sound to them, where the music plays such an important role. When I first learned that Quentin was making ‘Django Unchained,’ a film set in the South two years before the Civil War, I felt a strong connection to the story, and I knew that I wanted to write a song for it, one that would give voice to this character Django, who was willing to stand up and fight for his lover’s honor. The scene where the song plays is such a powerful moment in the film, a moment of redemption and we wrote a triumphant and heroic song that underscores Django’s mission.”

Stream below and purchase the Django Unchained soundtrack on Amazon (releases December 18th, while the flick hits theaters on Christmas Day.)

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