This month Motown Records will release the official soundtrack to Detroit, director Kathryn Bigelow’s latest collaboration with writer Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker).
Along with featuring songs that are infused with the “Motown Sound,” the picture will also feature “It Ain’t Fair,” a new song that features The Roots drummer Questlove and Bilal.
“‘It Ain’t Fair’ was designed to emphasize the importance of social justice through the prism of late-sixties Detroit, which means many things culturally and politically, and also certain things musically,” said Questlove, a Grammy wining artist who, along with serving as a producer on Hamilton, created the music site Okayplayer.
With Bigelow’s last two films drawing its share of critical acclaim and Oscar attention, it’s a safe bet that Detroit will reach similar heights.
Starring John Boyega and Anthony Mackie, Detroit opens nationwide August 4.