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Jessie Reyez, Tainy, aespa, TOKiMONSTA & More Featured on ‘Rebel Moon – Part Two’ EP

The five-track "inspired by" collection is the companion to the second part of Zack Snyder's Netflix movie series.

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The second installment of director Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon movie series will be accompanied by a five-track “inspired by” EP. Rebel Moon – Songs of the Rebellion is due out on April 5, with tracks from Jessie Reyez, Tainy, Tokischa, TOKiMONSTA, aespa, Black Coffee and Kordhell.

The album will drop just before the April 19 Netflix release of Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver, the sequel to the Justice League director’s 2023 futuristic space drama Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire.


“After being given the chance to watch the movie before it was out, it was very easy to connect the dots backwards and see myself in Kora” Reyez said in a statement in reference to the series’ main character, Kora/Arthelais, who leads fighters from across the galaxy in a battle against the oppressive Motherworld. “Personally, there’s not a lot of things I’m afraid of, but being absolutely vulnerable in love is definitely one of them. Kora has repeatedly been denied emotional and physical equanimity throughout her life, and when she is denied it again by [Charlie Hunnam’s character] Kai, she has yet another brick to add to her walls, and grows another layer on her thick skin. It was natural to resonate with that.”

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All of the songs on the EP are originals the artists wrote specifically for the film according to the release, with each song paired to a lead character that inspired it. “The artists’ rebellious personal touches on each single create a compelling sonic journey throughout the EP, curated to the film’s characters and emotions of strength, resilience, and empowerment,” the release said. “The collection of songs also features various genres representing different cultures from around the world. And similar to the warriors in Rebel Moon, artists also have to fight for their families, their communities, a dignified future, and their art.”

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Check out the track list — including which character inspired each song — below.

“Child of Fire” – Jessie Reyez (inspired by Kora –protagonist played by Sofia Boutella)

“Jalo!” – Tokischa + Tainy (inspired by The Bloodaxes — Darrian and Devra Bloodaxe — played by Ray Fisher and Cleopatra Coleman)

“Die Trying” – aespa + TOKiMONSTA (inspired by Nemesis — played by Doona Bae)

“Ode to Ancestors” (feat. Djimon Hounsou) – Black Coffee (inspired by General Titus — played by Hounsou)

“Revolution” – Kordhell (inspired by Jimmy — voiced by Anthony Hopkins)

This article was first published by Billboard U.S.

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