Fifty Shades Freed | Musical Wrap-Up
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After reviewing various teaser tracks and the original motion picture soundtrack to ‘Fifty Shades Free’ we’ve compartmentalized our coverage into one place – our Musical Wrap-Up. Here, you will find all of our coverage for Fifty Shades Freed linked in one place.
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Blurb: The final Fifty Shades of Grey film has arrived: Fifty Shades Freed. That also means that the there is a star-studded, original motion picture soundtrack. Previously, soundtracks from the film have performed well on the Billboard 200, hence why Fifty Shades Freed is among the more notable releases of February 2018. Among artists appearing on the 22-track compilation are Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop® (“Capital Letters”), Liam Payne & Rita Ora (“For You (Fifty Shades Freed)”), Julia Michaels (“Heaven”), and The Spencer Lee Band (“The Wolf”).
Various Artists, Fifty Shades Freed (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Headline: The ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ soundtrack, like the previous Fifty Shades soundtracks, is star-studded with something for everybody. This particular edition features a number of up-and-coming musicians.
Verdict: 3 ½ out of 5 stars: “All in all, the soundtrack for Fifty Shades Freed is well-rounded. It’s a lengthy affair at nearly 90minutes in duration, but there’s something for everybody. Whether you are a fan of the franchise or not, this compilation is worthwhile on its own. That can’t be said about every soundtrack.”
Individual Track Reviews
The Musical Hype also penned reviews for all of the teaser tracks that arrived in advance of Fifty Shades Freed (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). The reviews are linked below, as well as a summarization of our thoughts on those singles.
1. Liam Payne & Rita Ora, “For You (Fifty Shades Freed)”
Headline: Liam Payne and Rita Ora join forces for “For You,” the lead single from the latest ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ film and soundtrack, ‘Fifty Shades Freed.’
Verdict: 3 out of 5 stars: “Ultimately, “For You (Fifty Shades Freed)” is another successful single for the Fifty Shades films/soundtracks. It’s arguably a smidge less memorable compared to more elite singles from the franchise.”
2. Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop, “Capital Letters”
Headline: Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop® join forces for sleek, modern, groovy pop single “Capital Letters,” also the opening record from the ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ original motion picture soundtrack.
Verdict: 3 out of 5 stars: “All in all, “Capital Letters” is successful. That’s a win. It’s also still a soundtrack single… Furthermore, it’s NOT game-changing for pop music, or for Hailee Steinfeld. Good minimally, but great is an overstatement.”
3. The Spencer Lee Band, “The Wolf”
Headline: The Spencer Lee Band shines on the edgy, sexed-up, “The Wolf,” the third teaser track released in advance of the soundtrack to ‘Fifty Shades Freed.’
Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars: “All in all, The Spencer Lee Band are ‘on the way up.’ Two songs into their major label career [“Kissing Tree” and “The Wolf”] they show ample potential. “The Wolf” benefits from being both soulful and risqué.”
4. Julia Michaels, “Heaven”
Headline: Grammy-nominated pop singer-songwriter Julia Michaels sounds heavenly on “Heaven,” the fourth teaser track from the ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ original motion picture soundtrack.
Verdict: 3 ½ out of 5 stars: “All in all, “Heaven” gives Julia Michaels and the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack another worthwhile musical moment.”
5. Bishop Briggs, “Never Tear Us Apart”
Headline: Singer-songwriter Bishop Briggs serves up a strong cover of the INXS classic, “Never Tear Us Apart,” which appears on the ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ soundtrack.
Verdict: 3 ½ out of 5 stars: “Per the headline, Bishop Briggs delivers a strong cover of “Never Tear Us Apart.” Michael Hutchence would be proud.”
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