Kehlani debuted her contribution to the Suicide Squad soundtrack on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show.
Titled “Gangsta,” Kehlani’s track has a very spooky mood about it—the lyrics seem to describe the relationship between Harley Quinn and the Joker, characters from the movie. Kehlani told Lowe, “I don’t think I’ve ever related to a character more than I related to Harley Quinn.” Suicide Squad director David Ayer described how he was immediately drawn to the track. He said, “There was this emotional quality to it, this raw, broken yet strong, haunting quality to it.”
The Suicide Squad soundtrack features a number of big-hitting artists like Action Bronson, Grimes, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Twenty One Pilots, among others. Suicide Squad and its accompanying soundtrack are both released on August 5. Check out the complete guide to the movie.
This past weekend, Kehlani performed at Lollapalooza. Read the on-the-scene report of her performance.