The big summer blockbuster will hit theaters this coming Friday (Aug. 5), but in the meantime, a brand new single from the film’s soundtrack has been released, via Apple Music. The haunting record, titled “Gangsta,” by Kehlani was premiered on Monday by Zane Lowe on Beats 1.
“I need a gangsta to love me better than all the others do / To always forgive me, ride or die with me, that’s just what gangstas do,” sings the Bay Area songstress.
Apparently, the song isn’t just a soundtrack record. It will also play a significant role in the DC Comics film, according to director David Ayer.
“Steven Price did the score on this and he’s incredibly gifted,” Ayer said on Beats 1. “He heard [‘Gangsta’] and felt he could do more with it and really orchestrate it and it just blends into the fabric of the film. It speaks a lot to relationships, making a choice, and at the same time how there’s also power in surrendering to somebody.”
“Gangsta” is just the latest single off the Suicide Squad soundtrack. The star-studded compilation also includes “Sucker for Pain” by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign, X Ambassadors, and Imagine Dragons, among other bangers. The soundtrack will also arrive this Friday.