Audio Review: Nicholas Britell – If Beale Street Could Talk OST


Posted 6 months ago in Music Reviews

Nicholas Britell

If Beale Street Could Talk OST

[Lakeshore Records]

Britell has collaborated once more with Barry Jenkins after his Oscar-nominated score for Moonlight.

The results are frequently gorgeous, and go a long way in selling the romance at the core of the film.

Eden (Harlem) features beautiful strings that tug at the heartstrings.

The Children of Our Age captures the crushing inevitability of black poverty in the 1970s, while Storge depicts the pain of a loved one being incarcerated.

It’s little surprise that it’s led to Britell’s second Oscar nomination.

Words – Jack O’Higgins

Illustration: John White

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