For this year’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize composers from these communities who have released film and television scores over the years. Are you a fan of Nathan Matthew David (Slice), Aska Matsumiya (37 Seconds, I’m Your Woman, Selah and The Spaces), Vivek Maddala (Asian Americans), Gingger Shankar (And She Could Be Next), Amritha Vaz (“Home“), or Wendy Wang (Man Up)? If these soundtracks below have slipped your radar, we’ve provided links and music players for you. Also, be sure to watch the associated films which span from drama to documentary to comedy.
A noteworthy series of songs emerged. It’s an album of voices of women who are accustomed to being silenced, each with her own story of discrimination and how they fought back. All with the goal of creating anthems to help women of color across the United States bring about change. – Vehlinggo
In the latest Lakeshore podcast episode, host Gene Priest takes us behind the scenes on the voting rights companion album, And She Could Be Next, apparently produced during lockdown. The album features artists such as Aloe Blacc, Sa-Roc, D*L*P, Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball, Sarah Deaun, Sussan Deyhim, Saul Williams, Hyro The Hero, Ruby Ibarra, Daniel J. French, Composer Vivek Maddala, Sheila E., Dee MC, Shawnee Kish, and many more. “Shankar began reaching out to friends to help create a companion album — woven with the docuseries score — as a tool to amplify voting organizations’ efforts as well as to just lift people’s spirits during this often heartbreaking year.” Read the full story over at Vehlinggo.
Listen to an episode of On Cue With… Gingger Shankar below, originally premiered at Vehlinggo.
And She Could Be Next Composer Gingger Shankar recently went on Instagram Live with the legendary musician Sheila E. to talk about their collaboration on the voting rights album, namely on the track, “Shadow,” which also features Tarriona “Tank” Ball.
We’re delighted to share the lyric video for “Shadow,” which features empowering, timely lyrics. Watch below.
The soundtrack is out now via Lakeshore Records.
Gingger Shankar, co-producer of the forthcoming voting rights companion album And She Could Be Next, is joining Lakeshore Records on Instagram Live today at 3 PM PDT! Find out why the virtuoso violinist, singer, composer, and activist was inspired to team up with dynamic, powerful, outspoken voices from the hip hop, pop, and R&B community such as Aloe Blacc, Sa-Roc, D*L*P, Tarrriona ‘Tank’ Ball, Sheila E., Vivek Maddala and more. See track list below.
Pre-order the album: [Digital]
This week, Lakeshore Records kicks off the month with four soundtrack pre-orders, featuring And She Could Be Next (various artists), The Doorman (Aldo Shllaku), The Wolf of Snow Hollow (Ben Lovett), and The Rise of the Synths score (OGRE Sound)! Keep reading to view the album track lists and access the pre-order links.