Courtesy of Lakeshore Records, the soundtrack will feature songs composed by pianist Nicholas Britell, as well as tracks from Boris Gardiner, Goodie Mob, Barbara Lewis.
‘But the most beautiful part of the release? The vinyl. The actual record comes in a beautiful blue and black swirl, and includes still shots from the film.
The vinyl is expected to drop on February 17, but you can already place a pre-order here.
Moonlight has been well received both commercially and critically. The movie has received awards from several different ceremonies, including the Gotham Awards; the African American Film Critics Association Awards; the Golden Globe Awards; and now, the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
At the latter, Mahershala Ali received the SAG Award for for Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Juan in Moonlight. As Ali took the stage to accept the award, he also took the time to give a heartfelt speech encouraging tolerance and acceptance (themes that are timely considering what is currently going on in America).
“What I learned from Moonlight is, we see what happens when we persecute people: they fold into themselves,” Ali said. “What I was so grateful about, in having the opportunity to play Juan, was playing a gentleman who saw a young man folding into himself as a result of the persecution from his community. Taking that opportunity to tell him that he mattered, and that he was OK, and accept him. I hope that we do a better job of that.”
“We get caught up in the minutiae, the details that make us all different,” Ali added. “I think there’s two ways of seeing that. There’s an opportunity to see the textures of that person, the things that make them unique; or go to war about it, and say, ‘that person’s different from me. I don’t like you. So let’s battle.'”