Pharrell Williams has contributed four new songs – “Can’t Bring Me Down,” “Don’t Get Deleted,” “Go Head,” and “It’s My Turn Now” – to Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope. Awreeoh, the fictional punk band led by the film’s Malcolm (Shameik Moore), performs the original numbers on the soundtrack – and in the film, presumably.
Dope centers on Malcolm and his friends’ adventures in Los Angeles upon attending an underground party. The film has become a festival hit – its Sundance premiere drew lots of attention, and the film later played at the Cannes Film Festival. Dope hits theaters across the United States on June 19.
“Don’t Get Deleted” hit YouTube on Thursday and can be heard below.
Keep in mind, Williams previously netted an original song nomination at the Oscars for “Happy” from Despicable Me 2 (2013). The song had yet to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 before its Oscar nomination but topped the chart just days before the ceremony.