The countdown to ‘Brotherhood’ is on. The last in Noel Clarke’s epic trilogy is coming to UK cinemas on August 29th, and the extended trailer has just landed. Check it here (and congratulations if you spot Nines on the first play).
A few observations on that epicness. One; this movie has some sensational one liners (“Do you want me cut him? Or turn him into savoloy” being my personal favourite). Two; in terms of production value, ‘Brotherhood’ looks the best yet, with some uber-stylish costumes and locations. Three; Stormzy can look mad threatening when he wants to. And lastly, the soundtrack is sounding sensational, with original tunes penned specifically for the film perpetuating the clip.
Over the course of the trailer, we hear snippets of new music from none other than Krept & Konan, Wiley and Stormzy himself. At the end of the clip, we are also told there will be new Chip on the soundtrack. We know from the Twittersphere that the Krept & Konan track is called “Dunya” and is produced by EY, while other titles are yet to emerge. ‘Brotherhood’ will undoubtedly also feature tunes from an array of the rest of the scene’s talents, but the only artist who has confirmed so far is Genesis Elijah.
The songs in the trailer sound up-tempo and aggressive, fitting well against the fast-paced and often violent montage. The soundtrack of Noel Clarke’s previous showings have included Lethal B’s “POW” and Dizzee Rascal’s “Jus A Rascal”, and the songs here seem to be of that ilk. It is worth noting, though, that previous soundtracks have also featured more introspective songs, like Wiley’s “I Was Lost”. It will be interesting to see who is chosen to fill that gap on the bill.
The prestige of the artists they have got on board with original material reflects the ambition of ‘Brotherhood’s’ music team. It also shows the increased funds available to projects like Noel Clarke’s, in response to the increased commercial viability of urban culture seen in recent years (which bodes very well for the next series of ‘Top Boy’ *praying hands emoji*).
It very much looks like the ‘Kidulthood’ trilogy, which exploded onto the country’s screens ten years ago, is going to go out with a bang.