Lakeshore Records is set to release Really Love—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on September 17. The emotive score by composer Khari Mateen is led by rich horn playing and backed by strings, keys and jazz-inflected drumming, succeeds in capturing the joys and challenges of an all-encompassing love affair. The MACRO film directed by Angel Kristi Williams and starring Kofi Siriboe, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Uzo Aduba, Mack Wilds, Naturi Naughton, Suzzanne Douglas, Jade Eshete with Blair Underwood and Michael Ealy is streaming now on Netflix.
Set in a gentrifying Washington DC, a rising Black painter tries to break into a competitive art world, while balancing a whirlwind romance he never expected.
Says Mateen: "This film truly let me express how love sounds to me. It gave me a chance to express that feeling in your gut when someone you are deeply in love with walks into the room. Where all emotions converge on this single individual and you both share a moment.”
Khari Mateen is a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, whose creations span genres, pop culture, and current events.
Originally from Bakersfield, California, Mateen moved to Philadelphia at 17 years old, where he began his career in the music industry. As a budding producer, Mateen observed the music business through his talented collective of mentors turned friends. Thanks to this first-hand music education, Khari’s first credits of note came at 19 years old with The Roots’ 2006 Grammy-nominated album Game Theory. He contributed to their subsequent albums Rising Down and Grammy-nominated, Undun. Between his time in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, he has worked with artists such as, Jill Scott, James Poyser, J*Davey, Son Little, Shaun Ross, and Kiah Victoria.
Mateen, who also sings, plays cello, bass, guitar, and drums, has played on stages in various roles, touring as band member, bass player, singer, and in 2015, as Cody Simpson’s Musical Director. Over the last decade, Khari released 4 solo albums and one collaborative album with Atlanta rapper, STS.
In 2008, Mateen added composing for films and TV shows to his repertoire, with his first feature film, Explicit Ills. He went on to work with Emmy-winning producer Mark Levin on the Sundance TV series, Brick City (Emmy-nominated & Peabody Award Winner). Since then, Khari has scored an array of critically acclaimed film and TV projects for major networks and streaming platforms, including ESPN, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
Most recently, he wrapped up scoring several compelling documentaries, including LulaRich (Amazon Prime), The Price of Freedom (CNN), and Stockton on My Mind (HBO).
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