Animal Collective penned the original score for A24’s upcoming drama The Inspection. The film is based on the true story of writer and director Elegance Bratton. The Inspection follows Ellis French, a young Black gay man who has been ostracized from his family as he enlists in the Marines. Today, Animal Collective have shared a new song from their soundtrack titled “Crucible.” Listen to it below.
“I wanted us to conjure the feeling of being strong but also showing vulnerability,” Animal Collective’s Avey Tare said in a press release. “The desire to ask a community or a loved one to have your back and support you and the expectation that it will happen.”
On his decision to enlist Animal Collective for the score, Bratton added:
The Inspection hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles on November 18, and will screen nationwide starting December 2. The original soundtrack will also arrive November 18. It includes a collaboration with Indigo De Souza called “Wish I Knew You.”
Animal Collective issued their most recent studio album, Time Skiffs, earlier this year.