From the likes of Action Bronson, Skrillex, Mark Ronson, Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa, if there is one thing we can agree on through this whole question of whether is Suicide Squad really that good, it's that the soundtrack to one of the years biggest blockbusters is damn near stacked full of talent. One of the most exciting contributions to the soundtrack is from Grimes, of whom is also a massive fan of the films dark heart Harley Quinn.
Grimes' contribution to the soundtrack comes in a track titled Medieval Warfare. From its shredding and distorted guitar to the uniquely sweet, yet all up in your grill vocal work, this feels like the cherry on top of her 10/10 record Art Angels. You can just imagine Medieval Warfare being snuck nicely into that already blaring and highly energetic live performance she brings. Premiering the track on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show, Grimes gave a short interview about how Medieval Warfare came about explaining she watched the film's trailer "at least 20 or 30 times" before working on the track and was "openly weeping' when contacted about contributing to the soundtrack. Grimes also spoke about feeling intense pressure to deliver a track with a perfect balance, choosing to make "the end more weird and the beginning more normal."
Would it be Grimes without a little controversy? Well, Medieval Warfare has already received some flack with some of the press reading deep into what it is exactly the Canadian artist is singing about.“Are you bad? Are you ugly?” and “Can you kill a man with your hands? Are you hard? Do you want me?” have apparently been misconstrued by some press in music, with Grimes having to take to social media to share a letter about what is she is really singing about:
The whole soundtrack is worth a listen, but Grimes' contribution in Medieval Warfare outshines as the soundtrack's shredding anthem.