Passing: Devonte Hynes Debuts His Gorgeous Score, Netflix Film Starring Tessa Thompson and Academy Award Nominee Ruth Negga Now Streaming

A stunning jazz score by Devonte Hynes. – Thrillist

Lakeshore Records has released the soundtrack to Passing, featuring score by producer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter and vocalist Devonte Hynes (aka Blood Orange).   Listen to the title track below, which originally made its world premiere on Pitchfork.  Keep reading for full album details.  

Directed and written by Rebecca Hall, Netflix Film Passing stars Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland, Bill Camp, Alexander Skarsgard and more. Passing is in select theaters now and on Netflix November 10.


“Passing” is a quick but contemplative overture, a “Taps”-like trumpet duet complemented by quiet, tasteful keys. – Fader

Devonte Hynes provides a wonderfully evocative score soundtrack. – Associated Press

The Score by Devonte Hynes enhances the beauty and the emotional unrest of the characters in every scene. – Okay Player


Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]

Passing (Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture) Devonté Hynes 

  1. 0 Passing
  2. 0 Irene and Clare
  3. 0 The Drayton 
  4. 0 Springtime
  5. 0 Clare’s Letter
  6. 0 Home Visit
  7. 0 Laying In The Sun
  8. 0 Autumn
  9. 0 The Children
  10. Irene’s Headache
  11. Goodbye




Adapted from the celebrated 1929 novel of the same name by Nella Larsen, PASSING tells the story of two Black women, Irene Redfield (Tessa Thompson) and Clare Kendry (Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga), who can “pass” as white but choose to live on opposite sides of the color line during the height of the Harlem Renaissance in late 1920s New York. After a chance encounter reunites the former childhood friends one summer afternoon, Irene reluctantly allows Clare into her home, where she ingratiates herself to Irene’s husband (André Holland) and family, and soon her larger social circle as well. As their lives become more deeply intertwined, Irene finds her once-steady existence upended by Clare, and PASSING becomes a riveting examination of obsession, repression and the lies people tell themselves and others to protect their carefully constructed realities.

Passing directed by Rebecca Hall now playing in select theaters and streaming only on Netflix.

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