With the overwhelming popularity of the 50 Shades film series, it was only a matter of time until one of the biggest acts in electronic dance music would associate itself with the film’s music score.

Providing an official soundtrack for the recently released movie follow up, 50 Shades Darker, Kygo joins the likes of Ellie Goulding and The Weeknd as artists associated with the hit movie series. Sitting beside other renowned names such as Sia and Tove Lo for the soundtrack album’s track listing, “Cruise” is a smooth offering from the Norwegian DJ/Producer. Recruiting the mainstream popularity of Kygo, the addition of Andrew Jackson has added a more sultry layer.

Utilizing his signature tropical house sound pallet, the calming atmosphere offers itself to the mood of the movie. Inserting suitable synth melodies, the lighter vibe of the track brings forward the crafted chordal sequences. Progressed with a mid-tempo, the rich vocal layer from Andrew Jackson matches the mellow tone very well.

Coming off the back of his confirmed collaboration with Selena Gomez, Kygo is certainly ramping up with his activity in 2017. And with “Cruise” a continuation of his portfolio’s richness in sound, it will be interesting to see how it aligns with the rest of his upcoming releases.



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