Words by Comfort Nnana Kalu
Producer and composer, Ludwig Goranssen, recently interviewed with the Hollywood Reporter and dropped a gem on an upcoming project. In the interview, he talked about his involvement in the Black Panther film and coming up with the score while taking an in-depth look into African culture in order to build and craft the sound. While explaining his process, he casually slipped that he was taking a break from producing Childish Gambino’s album, Donald Glover.
Gambino has previously stated that he will be retiring his name “Childish Gambino” and will simply be referred to as Donald Glover. In addition, the new and improved Donald Glover has also signed a deal with RCA which encourages fans in the anticipation of new music. Now with the wrap up of filming for Atlanta and Ludwig working on Black Panther it is becoming more of a reality that duo will be bringing magic very soon. On working with Black Panther, Goransson explained how the Black Panther movie was the third time he has collaborated with Ryan Coogler as he has scored Fruitvale Station and Creed.
“I was incredibly excited as it was a dream of mine to score a superhero movie. I also felt incredible pressure to pay homage to African culture and it’s traditional music. It’s not lost on me that I’m a Swedish guy from the coldest countries in the world. I traveled to a library in South Africa called the international Library of African Music. Which ahs a collection of about 500 different instruments that don’t really exist anymore. To be able to go there, record the instrument and use them in the movie…it was an incredible opportunity,”
After months of research and immersion, it’s clear that Gorransson was able to create work of art and a score worthy of Black Panther’s success. It is with this in mind that we can highly anticipate upcoming project with Donald Glover.