Roc Nation and Geneva Club, in partnership with Netflix, unveiled the music for the film on Friday for The more they fall. The score plays a key role in the making of the Western Revisionist film with the voices of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Zazie Beetz, Jonathan Majors and Jeymes Samuel, who conducts as composer of the score, mixed with melodies from The Chamber Orchestra of London. , among others.
Of the 136 eligible partitions, The more they fall was among the 15 scores voted for the Oscar list in the category Music (Original Score) by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. With a nomination, Samuel would be the ninth black composer ever nominated, and with a win, he would be the third black composer in Oscar history to win the category.
“We are delighted to publish The more they fall score today. Fans will be able to get a closer look at this film thanks to the sound experience offered by the score. I’m honored to have helped bring our collective visions to life through these sounds,” said Samuel. “The recognition we have received for The more they fall from audiences and critics around the world was incredibly exciting.
The start of the score falls on the heels of the film’s recently released soundtrack, which features explosive music from a wide range of award-winning artists such as Koffee, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Lauryn Hill, Jadakiss, Seal and Moreover. The soundtrack was released by Roc Nation, in partnership with Netflix, and co-produced by Samuel and Jay-Z.
Premiering last fall on Netflix, the film continues to critical acclaim, described as “a killer soundtrack [that] bolsters the most star-studded Black Western ever made,” by Indiewire, while Variety describe The more they fall as a movie that “gets black cowboys and Jay-Z racing for the Oscars.”
The more they fall was also nominated by the Critics Choice Association for Best Acting Ensemble, honored last year at the 2021 Gotham Awards, cultivated a record 20 nominations for the 22nd Annual Black Reel Awards, and was recently shortlisted in three categories for the BAFTA Film Award 2022, including the original score.
Samuel, also known by his stage name The Bullitts, is a British singer-songwriter, music producer and filmmaker. His first album, They die at dawn and other news…, was released in 2013. The more they fall, released in 2021, is making his feature directorial debut.