TAKEN FROM THE PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK, OUT APRIL 3 ON CAPITOL RECORDS
Cyn reveals her latest single and official music video for “Drinks,” also serving as the lead single from the upcoming Promising Young Woman Official Soundtrack, set for release April 3rd via Capitol Records. An undeniable ear worm, “Drinks” is chock-full of Cyn’s trademark sassy, unfiltered lyricism, buoyed by an infectious hook and moody production by collaborators, Ryan Daly and JP Clarke.
Cyn reveals “Drinks is a song that started off as a joke, ‘he got mad, so I got drinks.’ I knew as soon as I said it, the line would find its way into a chorus.” She continues. “Upon watching the movie, Promising Young Woman, I felt more inspired to finish my song. The chorus was written before I saw the movie, and the verses were written in consideration of the movie – knowing that may make a listening experience a little more interesting,” she explains. “‘Drinks’ and the movie complement one another thematically. For example, both pieces reveal moments of friendship, allegiance, hardship, strength, and of course, pose scenarios where drinks are acquired. I am so excited and thankful for the opportunity to contribute to such an incredible soundtrack.”
On the inspiration behind her official music video for ‘Drinks,’ she revealed it “stemmed from my love of 90s movie aesthetics. I wanted the video to feel like a rom com, set in a movie-like reality, and I had a lot of fun finding a happy median between my world and Cassie’s (the lead character from Promising Young Woman). It was very important for me that the video not feel like it was on a set but more-so in a believable place. And because I worked at Ralph Lauren in college, I am partial to tweed blazers and shirts buttoned all the way up.” She quips.
On working with the director and cast, Cyn reveals, “Under the direction of Taylor Fauntleroy, I saw my daydream really come to life. I am so grateful toward him and his crew for absolutely going above and beyond with the lighting, camera work, and setting (to name a few things). Taylor is a very talented director who I’d work with again and again. While the real-life Alexa was writing music in Nashville, Rachelle, who brought such a strong and confident to demeanor to my partner in crime, starred as Alexa. She is too cool to care and I am living for it. I am so happy to share Drinks with the world, a song I believe to be an empowering take on dealing with the bullshit,” she concludes.
As revealed earlier today by Variety, the Promising Young Woman Official Soundtrack will include 15 songs by female artists plus a piece of score – Anthony Willis’ reimagining of the Britney Spears hit “Toxic.” Lead by “Drinks,” one of two songs written for the film by Cyn, the second being a track called “UH OH.”
The Promising Young Woman Official Soundtrack is now available for pre-order HERE. Those who pre-order the album in digital format will instantly receive “Drinks” by Cyn. Visit the soundtrack’s official website for more information: http://www.promisingyoungwomanost.com
“Drinks” is the latest in a series of stellar soundtrack contributions from Cyn, the last one being “I Can’t Believe,” which is featured on the soundtrack for Netflix’s To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (the sequel to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before), taken from her debut EP, Mood Swing (out now via Unsub Records). Watch the video for “I Can’t Believe” HERE. Cyn is also currently featured on the soundtrack for the Margot Robbie-lead Harley Quinn vehicle, ‘Birds Of Prey’, with an original song—“Lonely Gun,” which Idolator called “tantalizing” and “the definition of pop perfection.” Listen to “Lonely Gun” HERE.
In other news, Cyn’s debut EP, Mood Swing will be released on vinyl April 24th and is available for pre-order now via her official website, http://shop.cynsings.com/. Mood Swing features production from Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Cuco, St. Vincent) and Matias Mora, and includes three previously released songs, “Never-ending Summer,” which fuses a skittering beat and lush production with sunburst melodies, hailed by Billboard as a “glittering tune,” with an “infectious melody,” and the EP’s hypnotic and hook-y lead single “Holy Roller,” which V Magazine praised for bringing “an unexpected grit to her tender persona,” with Idolator proclaiming it to be “an exemplary showcasing of Cyn’s multifaceted approach to pop,” going on to name it one of their ’75 Best Pop Songs’ of 2019, coming in at No. 8. Also on the EP, Cyn’s poignant pop ballad, “I’ll Still Have Me,” which PAPER Magazine lauded as a “gorgeous song, sung from the soul…imbued with feeling that lingers.” Listen to “Never-ending Summer” HERE. Also included—four brand-new songs; “I Can’t Believe,” the heavenly “Angel,” “Bubble Bath,” a quirky, left-of-center jam showcasing Cyn’s light and airy vocals dancing over jittery production and “Nobody’s Keeping Score,” a deeply personal gem of a pop ballad.