Releasing November 19 on Warner Records, the film’s soundtrack will also include music from the likes of H.E.R., 2021 HipHopDX Rising Star Flo Milli, Latto, Rapsody, Young M.A, DreamDoll, Erica Banks, Yung Baby Tate, Big Bottle Wyanna and Ambré.
Halle Berry took to Instagram to share her excitement about having an all-female lineup for the soundtrack.
“SURPRISE! Can’t wait for the world to finally experience my dream come true – the first all female Hip Hop project,” she wrote. “the music of Bruised, featuring @iamcardib @saweetie @hermusicofficial @citygirls @youngma @flomillishit @latto777 and more! these ladies killed it! Project drops Nov. 19.”
City Girls’ “Scared” will serve as the first single on Friday (November 5), which also appears in a key sequence in the film along with H.E.R.’s “Automatic Woman.” Both songs are expected to be pushed heavily with awards season just around the corner.
“I can’t wait to show it,” Halle Berry told Variety. “I have to tell you, one of the things I’m most excited about is the title song that H.E.R. sang… and she killed it. So I can’t wait to share with everyone and am super excited.”
Halle Berry directed Bruised and also plays the lead role in the film about an MMA fighter. Becoming the first and only Black woman to win Best Actress at the Oscars for her role in 2001’s Monster’s Ball helped pave the way for her latest career move.
“That moment 20 years ago allowed me to have this moment,” Berry said. “I realized that I can do what I want to do and found something I was passionate about. I love seeing these women of color who are now writing, directing, producing – telling their own stories.
“It’s important because for so long, Black women have had their stories told through the eyes of white men. Now, we get to realize our own stories, and that is exciting.”
Bruised is set to be released on November 24 via Netflix.