Wakanda forever composer recorded soundtrack ‘for 2500 hours’
Award-winning composer, producer, and member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Ludwig Göransson, was behind the killer soundtrack of the film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.
His work resulted in the lead single “Lift Me Up” by Rihanna making history as the most-added song in US radio history.
According to a press statement released by the film’s production team, the song amassed the most single-day spins ever and the largest audience in a single day.
The song entered billboard’s ‘hot trending songs’ and was number 1.
It has been revealed that the musical genius spent over 2500 hours recording the score and soundtrack, which involved six studios across three continents and five countries.
His exceptional work on the soundtrack has been recognized by the Hollywood industry. Currently, he has two Emmys, two Grammys, and an Oscar to his credit.
Göransson composed and produced both the score and original songs on the soundtrack, which was released on November 4, 2022, through Roc Nation Records, Def Jam Recordings and Hollywood Records.
The soundtrack also featured over 40 international artists recorded in Lagos, Nigeria, Mexico City, London, and Los Angeles.
“Ryan and I talked about the importance of creating an immersive journey of sound and voice,” said Göransson during one of the interviews.
This attention to detail and focus on creating an immersive experience was evident in the final product and was one of the reasons why the soundtrack was so successful.
The entire film’s soundtrack was worked on by over 250 musicians, 2 orchestras, and over 40 vocalists.
The film was directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, it opened in Kenya in November 2022.
With Göransson’s leadership and involvement of a large team of talented individuals, the film and its accompanying soundtrack were incredibly well-received by audiences around the world.
The film and soundtrack offered an immersive experience that allowed audiences around the world to be part of the Wakanda Forever sound journey.