In general, I’m not one to pay much attention to the soundtrack of a movie I’m watching, unless it’s an artist/song I know, in which case, there’s that brief moment of recognition, but that’s pretty much as far as it goes. But with soundtracks as accomplished as this next one, you just gotta look it up once you’ve finished watching, and listen over and again.
What I’m talking about here is the soundtrack to the independent movie “Flint Tale” which, yes, you’ve guessed it, follows the effects of the fairly recent Flint Water Crisis. Directed by Marc Cayce, the film features artists from his very own record label, Foremost Records, one more accomplished than the next.
The record label, which was only recently released, works to shine a light both on undiscovered talent, as well as revamp the careers of more experienced artists, and it does this masterfully with the “Flint Tale” soundtrack, available now on streaming platforms, such as Spotify.
The film features the appearance of Flint-native Bootleg, from the Daytona Family, with the highly expressive “City of Lead” which is a bit hard to listen to, given the difficult subject, but nevertheless a poignant and emotional piece, beautifully done.
The movie also sees a powerful debut from artist Orlando Peay with the track “Couple of Days”, which you’ll be left humming to yourself for weeks afterward. It also features an appearance from popular artist Intelligent Diva, known for her seductive and imaginative lyrics and singing style. Her track, “Sexy Walk”, has been featured on numerous on repeat playlists from various radios and clubs, and definitely adds a splash of color to the movie’s soundtrack.
The artist Kellie Kel, with her track “Mama”, shows off her wonderful lyrical skills, and brings out a tune that is soft and laidback in a way, but also extremely touching in another.
Then, we’ve got Big Ty Stick’s “We All We Got”, which starts off with an impressive speech about strength, and then continues along those lines, making you feel unexpectedly powerful and resilient, which I suppose is wonderfully appropriate for the film’s subject.
Lastly, we have artists Allegra White and Troy Laz collaborating on the piece “Livin the Life”, which paints a fairly upbeat image at a first glance, has a gloriously catchy rhythm, but also a hidden edge.
It can be said that while the film itself is poetic and moving with its storyline, it is the soundtrack that truly brings it home.
The soundtrack also welcomes a few powerful debuts: one from artist Orlando Peay, who is featured in “Flint Tale” both as a musician, with the evocative track “Couple of Days”, but also as an actor (he plays the part of an Uber driver in the film). And then, we have the debut of artist KellieKell who really puts her considerable writing talent on display with her brand new hit “Mama”.
All in all, the film is as much a visual journey as it is an auditory one, and a thoroughly delightful experience, whichever way you look at it.
LISTEN TO THE FLINTALE SOUNDTRACK ONLINE: