ChairmanMeow

No doubt massive heads ’round the nation want to know, what the hell is that song in the new LeBron James Nike ad? What ad say you? This ad:

Let’s just answer your question quickly. The song is from Steven Soderbergh’s Solaris, and was written by Cliff Martinez. Martinez is one of Soderbergh’s go-to guys (along with another favorite of mine, David Holmes) and did the scores to Solaris and Traffic as well as some other films I don’t care to look up right now.

Here’s how the song and one other sounds in the film in nine-and-a-half of my favorite minutes in film history (and leaves me sobbing like a wee baby):

The song:
First Sleep

I’ll also include the reprise, which is also featured in the clip above, and one from Traffic.
Don’t Blow It
No Swinging the Club in the Car

Cliff Martinez is good. Steven Soderbergh is good. LeBron James, he’s not bad.

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