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A 'Suicide Squad: The Album' appreciation post.

A 'Suicide Squad: The Album' appreciation post.

To celebrate the release of ‘Suicide Squad: The Album’ - the musical companion to the newly released film! - we’ve decided to compile a few reasons why you should be excited about the album.

It brings together a range of your favourite artists, and there’s definitely something for everyone.

But first, here’s some official info on the new album:

“SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM is as wildly diverse as the Suicide Squad itself, showcasing new and previously unreleased material from some of the most commendable artists in contemporary music. Other highlights include tracks from such unprecedented assemblages as Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) [Feat. Mark Ronson], and Skrillex & Rick Ross. What’s more, SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM also features new songs from Kevin Gates, Kehlani, Skylar Grey, Grimes and Panic! At The Disco (who offer up an astounding rendition of Queen’s classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’). In addition to these new tracks, the album features musical classics from War and Creedence Clearwater Revival and Eminem, along with a modern rendition of Leslie Gore’s classic ‘You Don’t Own Me’ by Grace and G-Eazy. The album also features the first full-length version of the ConfidentialMX (Feat. Becky Hanson) cover of ‘I Started A Joke,’ which was featured in the Suicide Squad Comic-Con trailer, named one of the most-watched trailers of 2015 with over 136 million views since its release.”

Check out five reasons we’re super excited about ‘Suicide Squad: The Album’ below…

#1. Twenty One Pilots’ song ‘Heathens’ was the first to be released from the soundtrack, and it sets a dark atmosphere. In an interview, Tyler Joseph had the following to say about writing the song: “Because of that, as I was writing the song, I was like, 'I want this song to be a twenty one pilots song first. I want it to resonate with our fans and make sense at our show.' Even though the movie—the themes of the movie—inspired the beginning of it, as the lyrics came together and as the song came together, I realized this was our song.”

Watch the ‘Heathens’ music video below…

#2. Panic! At The Disco are yet another band to have a song on the soundtrack - and this one’s a cover of the classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen. Listen below:

#3. In a more alternative electronic pop vein comes Grimes’ brand new song, ‘Medieval Warfare’. It’s a great fit for Grimes to be a part of this soundtrack, as she’s been a fan of Harley Quinn for a very long time as evidenced below:

 

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Listen to ‘Medieval Warfare’ below…

#4. Another one of our faves, Kehlani has a song called ‘Gangsta’ on the soundtrack. In an interview with Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Show, the film's director David Ayer called in to talk about ‘Gangsta’ - saying that it has a, “raw, broken yet strong, haunting quality to it,” and he’s not wrong. Listen below:

#5. When Grace first came out with ‘You Don’t Own Me’, we figured it was only a matter of time before a big blockbuster movie came along and used it for some epic sequences - and the time has finally come! Listen to the ever-sassy ‘You Don’t Own Me (feat. G-Eazy)’ below…

‘Suicide Squad: The Album’ is out now - click here to purchase.

Watch the ‘Heathens’ music video below…

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