Swindle Shares New Score For Queenie

The acclaimed novel is coming to TV...

Renowned London musician Swindle has shared his score for the TV adaptation of Queenie.

The novel by Candice Carty-Williams tapped into the zeitgeist, winning rave reviews in the process. The titular character is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman in South London, who doesn’t easily slot into either category.

Attempting to unpick the past as she navigates a messy break-up, the all-too-relatable prose had a lyric quality at times – perfect for small screen adaptation, then.

A new series based on Queenie hits Hulu (US) and Channel 4 (UK) this week, and acclaimed musician Swindle handles the score. Perhaps best known for his lauded solo output, he’s also an extensive collaborator, working on Kojey Radical’s ‘Reason To Smile’ for example.

Swindle has produced an album’s worth of material for the score, which has now hit streaming. He says:

“Writing music for such an iconic story is a privilege and working with someone like Candice who is as meticulous as I am made for an unstoppable team. We incorporated jazz, classical, grime, R&B and hip-hop to create a score totally unique to Queenie. A dream project and collaboration.”

Creator/Author Candice Carty-Williams comments:

“Working with Swindle on this score was the final piece of the Queenie puzzle for me. I’ve never been so in sync with another creative, but I’ve also never been so seen and heard. Swindle is the master of his craft, he’s one of the greatest to ever do it, he’s a pioneer of what music is in the U.K., and to collaborate with him, and to see and hear how he was able to create a sonic scape that so aligns with characters, story, place and time, as well as genre, has been the most rewarding process of my career so far.”

Tune in below.

Photo Credit: Casworks Ldn

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