Warner Records in association with The Blueprint Group, Roc Nation, and Saloon Music announces the release of Bruised (Soundtrack From and Inspired By The Netflix Film) on Friday, November 19. It serves as the musical companion to NETFLIX’s Bruised—which is notably the directorial debut of Academy® Award-winning actress Halle Berry who also produced and stars in the film. The soundtrack features all-female artists including H.E.R, Cardi B., City Girls, Saweetie, Latto, Erica Banks, Flo Milli, Baby Tate, Young M.A., DreamDoll, and Roc Nation’s Rapsody, Big Bottle Wyanna, and Ambre. The film opens in select theaters on November 17 and begins streaming on November 24.
To herald the arrival of the album, City Girls set the tone with the first single “Scared” today. Recorded specifically for the film and featured during a key sequence on-screen, this new original sees the Miami duo of Yung Miami and JT gritty as they hit one punch after another before a knockout hook.
Building excitement for Bruised, Variety debuted an exclusive soundtrack trailer earlier this week saying, “the tracks by H.E.R. and City Girls, both prominently featured in critical moments of the film, are expected to get a considerable push as awards season continues to unfold.” Additionally, multiplatinum MC Saweetie quietly teased her contribution to the Soundtrack by posting a hilarious social media skit in honor of Halloween with Hollywood icon Halle Berry. As part of the sketch, she dons Halle’s signature Catwoman costume only to be greeted by the OG superheroine herself. The internet-breaking clip had over 765M impressions and drew over 18.8M million IG and TikTok views.
Hand-selected by Executive Producers Halle Berry and Cardi B, the Soundtrack exclusively assembles a cohort of authentic and fiery female stars, contributing unreleased tracks and serving up what promises to be one of the fall’s hottest releases. Stay tuned for more on Bruised (Soundtrack From and Inspired By The Netflix Film) soon.
Jackie Justice (Halle Berry) is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after her last fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi (Adan Canto) and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter (Shamier Anderson) who promises Jackie a life back in the octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny (Danny Boyd, Jr.) — the son she gave up as an infant — shows up at her doorstep. BRUISED marks the directorial debut of Academy Award winner Halle Berry and also stars Adriane Lenox, Sheila Atim, Valentina Shev.
KEY FACTS AND CREDITS
Release Date: in select theaters on November 17, and on Netflix November 24, 2021
Directed by: Halle Berry
Written by: Michelle Rosenfarb
Produced by: Basil Iwanyk, Brad Feinstein, Guymon Casady, Linda Gottlieb, Halle Berry, Erica Lee, Gillian G. Hormel, Paris Kassidokosta-Latsis, Terry Douglas
Director of Photography: Joshua Reis, Frank G. DeMarco
Production Designer: Elizabeth Jones
Editor: Jacob Craycroft
Costume Designer: Mirren Gordon-Crozier
Music by: Asuka Matsumiya
Music Supervisors: Sara Matarazzo & Stephanie Pigott