Unlike the highly-anticipated movie which disappointed both fans and critics alike, the 50 Shades of Grey Official Soundtrack brought more to the table than anyone could have hoped for. When Beyonce’s 2014 Crazy In Love Remix first featured on the official trailer, we knew we could expect a sultry vibe, but not of this calibre. Expectations were exceeded, making this an album that can easily be replayed night after night.
With artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Awolnation to The Rolling Stones, the album boasts an array of artists who’ve somehow managed to deliver a charming and seductive ambience. Oscar-nominated composer, Danny Elfman, features on two of the film’s recurring instrumentals, aptly named Ana And Christian and Did That Hurt?. He delivers an anticipatory tune, filled with suspense and the subtle theme of lingering romance.
The songs effortlessly flow into each other, giving you a lazy Sunday morning feeling. I got through the soundtrack without even noticing the time pass. It was smooth and simply perfect. Play it in the background when you’re getting ready for a special evening out. The melodious tunes are just stunning.
Tracks that stood out for me were Earned It by The Weeknd, Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding, Salted Wound by Sia and I’m On Fire by Awolnation. I especially loved One Last Night by Vaults and that’s undoubtedly going to be my guilty repeat for the week.
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