Posted: February 15, 2021 in MUSIC
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“And It’s Still Alright” is out now Listen to “Redemption” written for and featured in the upcoming film “Palmer”. Singer Songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff’s end-credits song, “Redemption,” is garnering awards buzz for as the race for best original song continues. 

Says Rateliff, “For me, the song is about what I saw in the film, and what I see out there in the world, of continuing to struggle until we find some kind of peace and some kind of answer. It’s about hope and connection. At the end of the song, there’s the line ‘we keep running until we learn to find peace’.” Rateliff says. He drew inspiration for “Redemption” through finding familiarity with the film’s protagonist, Eddie.

Growing up in rural Missouri, Rateliff saw “good people trying to move away from bad situations and trying to get ahead, and stumbling when they try to move forward.”

Timberlake had conversations with Rateliff over the phone to convey to him the essence of the story. The song’s title was born out of one of those conversations, where Timberlake described a “redemptive” courtroom scene, with the wording becoming etched in Rateliff’s mind.

To build the track, Rateliff says he started with a guitar and then layered his voice and added drums. He reached out to a singing group of three sisters he’d met when asked to perform at a Black Lives Matter rally in Englewood, Colorado. He also enlisted some of his band members in his group, the Night Sweats, to add claps and other percussion.

Synopsis for the film: After 12 years in prison, former high school football star Eddie Palmer returns home to put his life back together—and forms an unlikely bond with Sam, an outcast boy from a troubled home. But then, Eddie’s past threatens to ruin his new life and family.

Palmer is directed by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens (Stand Up Guys, Before the Flood) from a script by Cheryl Guerriero . The film stars Justin Timberlake (The Social Network, Alpha Dog), Juno Temple (Atonement, “Ted Lasso”), Alisha Wainwright (“Raising Dion,” “Shadowhunters”), 

“Redemption” Written and performed by Nathaniel Rateliff .

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