On this episode of On Cue With, hosted by Alon Levitan, we discuss how Composer Khari Mateen and Director Angel Kristi Williams arrived at the beautifully elegant, sophisticated sound of Really Love, experimental film and photography in Baltimore, working with Questlove and the Roots in Philadelphia, art as catharsis, how to capture nuance, hanging out at Prince’s house, what vulnerability, pain, lust and love sound like, the biggest sacrifices of being an artist, Bach’s cello suites, the incomparable Sade, creating revolutionary drama without trauma, getting in the studio with God, and more.
Khari’s phenomenal score for Really Love is out now worldwide via Lakeshore Records. Listen to the podcast below.
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We are thrilled to premiere Khari Mateen’s debut track, “These Dates” (track 11) from the forthcoming Really Love (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)—out September 17, 2021 via Lakeshore Records. The 16-track album will be available digitally on all major music services worldwide. Listen to the full song, view the album track list, purchase links, and more below.
The emotive score by composer Khari Mateen is led by rich horn playing and backed by strings, keys and jazz-inflected drumming, succeeds in capturing the joys and challenges of an all-encompassing love affair. The MACRO film directed by Angel Kristi Williams and starring Kofi Siriboe, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Uzo Aduba, Mack Wilds, Naturi Naughton, Suzzanne Douglas, Jade Eshete with Blair Underwood and Michael Ealy.
“Khari Mateen’s profound jazz score, which probably owes some inspiration to Nicholas Britell’s work in the aforementioned ‘Beale Street,’ though its swooning horns, beautifully fills Isaiah and Stevie’s love to the brim.” (The Playlist)
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