Sony CMG (label)
28 May 2010 (released)
18 July 2010
A fast moving motion picture in which the lives of 4 girls become entwined over 3 days, in 2 different cities is bound to give birth to 1 amazing soundtrack.
As exciting and multi-faceted as the film directed by Bafta award winning, Noel Clarke (Widowhood & Adulthood) the soundtrack boasts a collection of diverse tracks guaranteed to transport a listener back to their favourite scene in the thriller.
It opens with the popular RnB hit, ‘Keep Movin’ by Adam Deacon and Bashy and features the unmistakable vocals of Paloma Faith. An obvious choice which has become synonymous with the thriller, the track samples the 1980’s Suzanne Vega classic, ‘Tom’s Diner’.
RnB, hip-hop and grime feature heaviest in the album with the inclusion of up-beat, feel-good tracks such as; ‘No B******t,’ Bodyrox, ‘I Wanna Party‘, Ms Bratt and ‘My Size Kid’, Adam Deacon.
However other genres are sporadically positioned to set a different mood, with the likes of ‘A Different Light/Do You Fancy Me’ by Kerry Leatham, ‘Go Home’ by the much talked about Eliza Doolittle and ‘When I’m Alone’ by chart topping American folk singer, Lissie.
Every good thriller deserves a stand out soul number and ‘Don’t Look Back’ by The Union Exchange, provides the perfect backdrop to the tense unravelling plot which sees the 4 main characters - Jo (Emma Roberts) Cassandra (Tamsin Egerton) Shannon (Ophelia Lovibond) and Kerrys (Shanika Warren-Markland) - inextricably involved in what transpires to be the biggest diamond heist of their time.
A contemporary album, which highlights perfectly the look and feel of the film, the 188.8.131.52 soundtrack is every bit as sexy, gritty and emotive as the motion picture and is sure to be a hit with its target audience this summer.