We are in the middle of our Music and Popcorn series, where we talk to our favorite folks from the world of film and TV about the soundtracks they love. This week, Renée Bever of the podcast Attack of the Queerwolf sits down with us to talk about the “Us” soundtrack and score.
We talk about the masterfully creepy Luniz flip, the infamous Ophelia/police scene, and whether Lupita Nyong’o was snapping on beat.
More on Renée
More on Us
- Jordan Peele’s Spotify Takeover
- Straight From the Underground: The Frighteningly Good Music of ‘Us’ (The Ringer)
- Interview with Michael Abels, composer for Us (Slate)
Show Tracklisting (all songs from the Us soundtrack unless otherwise indicated):
- I Got 5 On It (Tethered Mix)
- Q Lazzarus: Goodbye Horses
- Bette Davis: I’ve Written A Letter to Daddy
- Queen: Don’t Stop Me Now
- Low Shoulder: Through The Trees
- I Like That
- Bay All-Stars: I Got 5 On It
- Fuck Tha Police
- Les Fleurs
- Henry Mancini: Lujon
- Femme Fatale
- I Got 5 On It
About the show
Hosted by Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes, every episode of Heat Rocks invites a special guest to talk about a heat rock – a hot album, a scorching record. These are in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives.
Our guests include musicians, writers, and scholars and though we don’t exclusively focus on any one genre, expect to hear about albums from the worlds of soul, hip-hop, funk, jazz, Latin, and more.
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