The third single has been released for the highly-anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Black Panther that features a collaboration between TDE artist Kendrick Lamar and singer/songwriter The Weeknd. This is the first time the two have collaborated since joining together for Sidewalks from the Weeknd’s Starboy album back in 2016. The single release, as well as the unveiling of the album track list comes just days after co-producer of album, Kendrick Lamar’s five wins at the 60th annual Grammy awards including Best Rap Album (DAMN) and Best Rap Song for hit single HUMBLE.
Pray for me, produced by Sounwave, CuBeatz, Cardo and Matt Schaeffer, packs a fast-paced and futuristic sound throughout its duration, seemingly to best suit the Weekend’s similar style of music. However, Lamar’s rap verse showcases the seasoned rapper’s lyrical abilities. The track comes after the release of two other singles by Lamar including the lead single All the Stars with SZA and King’s Dead with Jay Rock, Future and James Blake.
The official soundtrack, Black Panther: The Album, unlike the majority of MCU films, will have all new, original singles to promote the film. Here’s the full track list:
- Black Panther by Kendrick Lamar
- All The Stars by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
- X by Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Saudi
- The Ways by Khalid, Swae Lee
- Opps by Vince Staples, Yugen Blakrok
- I Am by Jorga Smith
- Paramedic! by SOB x RBE
- Bloody Waters by Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak, James Black
- King’s Dead by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Black
- Redemption Interlude by Zacari
- Redemption by Zacari, Babes Wodumo
- Seasons by Mozzy, Sjava, Reason
- Big Shot by Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott
- Pray For Me by The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar
The album from Interscope Records, is set to release February 9 while Black Panther opens in theaters everywhere on February 16.
Pre-order HERE: “Black Panther: The Album” eAlbum + “Pray For Me” eSingle
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Tidal(IG Track): http://smarturl.it/PrayForMeSingle/tidal