Giveon releases ‘Time’ from ‘Amsterdam’ soundtrack

Album drops Oct 7th

Grammy-nominated and multi-Platinum R&B superstar Giveon releases his anxiously awaited new song “Time” via Not So Fast/Epic Records. Written by Drake, Giveon and Daniel Pemberton and co-produced by Pemberton and Jahaan Sweet, it serves as the lead single from the Amsterdam Original Motion Picture Soundtrack out October 7th.

“The depth and timeless feel of the record, as well as the incredible cast of talented actors starring in the movie immediately made me gravitate towards the film,” says Giveon. “I grew up listening and studying Frank Sinatra’s music, so I was excited to convey my admiration while channeling the feel of this film through that sound. Being a part of this incredible record has granted me the opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone.”

“Time” also stands out as the final musical number of Amsterdam, which debuts in theaters everywhere on October 7th. The film is produced by 20th Century Studios and New Regency, directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker David O. Russell, and stars Academy Award winner Christian Bale.

“Time” notably includes the melodic theme of the film’s original score by Academy Award-nominated composer Daniel Pemberton. Setting the mood immediately, its stunning woodwind suite and sweeping piano seamlessly entwine with Giveon’s undeniable baritone. Meanwhile, dialogue from the film tops off the track with a message of treasuring the bond of friendship no matter what. “I’m thrilled to have worked on a song with Drake and Giveon for Amsterdam not only because they are great artists but also because we have created something that fully completes the musical journey of the film utilizing both the themes from the score as well as lyrics that speak to one of the central ideals behind the story,” says Daniel Pemberton. “I am very excited for everyone to hear what we’ve done…”

Giveon is currently Give Or Take headlining North American tour in support of his debut album, Give or Take. Upon release this summer, it bowed at No. 11 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 3 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. The tour includes more than 40 sold out dates including a two-night stand at Radio City Music Hall that’s sold out.

Tres Gen Tequila has partnered with Giveon for his highly-anticipated North American tour for the “Get Up Tres” campaign. The brand will serve as an official sponsor and travel cross-country with Giveon to celebrate with fans in major cities coast-to-coast. His story, which has had both exhilarating and unexpected turns of its own as he continues to discover his voice and refine his craft, is about to unfold in this very exciting next chapter.

Buddy Iahn
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