Cyn's 'Drinks' From 'Promising Young Woman' Soundtrack: Watch

Cyn's 'Drinks' From 'Promising Young Woman' Soundtrack: Watch


Capitol Records will release the movie soundtrack April 3 before the movie officially hits theaters April 17.

Cyn¬†toasts the upcoming mystery drama¬†Promising Young Woman¬†with her new song “Drinks,” released Friday (March 6), which is the lead single from the film’s forthcoming soundtrack.

“Drinks” combines sassy lyricism that teeter-totters between speaking and singing, a moody production fitting for¬†the film’s¬†revenge-seeking protagonist Cassandra “Cassie” Thomas (played by Carey Mulligan), and a meticulous flow between sweet high notes embracing a carefree girls’ night out and a sour message for the boy she’s blowing off with a memorable refrain: “He got mad, so I got drinks.”

“‘Drinks’ is a song that started off as a joke, ‚Äėhe got mad, so I got drinks,'” Cyn said in a press statement. “I knew as soon as I said it, the line would find its way into a chorus. 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.”

Mulligan’s main character is anything but a Promising Young Woman¬†like the movie title suggests after she pretends to be a damsel in distress who’s had one too many drinks and distresses would-be rapists who fall for her nightly schemes.

“‘Drinks’ and the movie complement one another thematically,” Cyn continued. “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.”

The¬†Promising Young Woman Official Soundtrack¬†features Cyn’s “Drinks” and second single “Uh Oh” with 13 other tracks by female artists and Anthony Willis’ chilling reimagining of Britney Spears‘ “Toxic” for the score. Capitol Records will release the movie soundtrack April 3 before the movie officially hits theaters April 17, and fans can pre-order it here.

A remix of Charli XCX‚Äôs ‚ÄúBoys,‚ÄĚ Paris Hilton‚Äôs ‚ÄúStars Are Blind,‚ÄĚ Sky Ferreira‚Äôs ‚ÄúDownhill Lullaby‚Ä̬†and¬†Juice Newton‚Äôs ‚ÄúAngel of the Morning‚Ä̬†are among the soundtrack’s already existing femme pop gems, but a precious portion of the female-led project pays tribute to decade-spanning anthems.¬†Carmen DeLeon covers the controversial ‚ÄúHe Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss),” which was written by¬†Gerry Goffin and¬†Carole King for The Crystals in 1962;¬†DeathbyRomy breathes new life into The Weather Girls‘ original recording of¬†‚ÄúIt‚Äôs Raining Men” from 1982;¬†and¬†Donna Missal puts her own spin on Cigarettes After Sex‚Äôs 2012¬†breakthrough single¬†‚ÄúNothing‚Äôs Gonna Hurt You Baby.‚ÄĚ

“I spent my childhood growing up on incredible soundtracks —¬†Romeo¬†+ Juliet,¬†Clueless,¬†Can’t Hardly Wait¬†and¬†Empire Records¬†saw me through every crush, heartbreak and schoolyard humiliation,” said Emerald Fennell, the film’s executive soundtrack producer, in a press release. “I never dreamed one day I’d be holding the soundtrack to my own film. Getting to work with Capitol on this record has truly been the most exciting process of all time and collaborating with so many unbelievably talented female artists has been magical. I’m so, so grateful to everyone involved.”

Enjoy “Drinks” and look through the Promising Young Woman Official Soundtrack¬†track list¬†below.

Promising Young Woman Official Soundtrack Tracklist:

“Boys (Droeloe Remix)”* by Charli XCX
“Last Laugh”**** by¬†Fletcher
“Uh Oh”**** by Cyn
“Selenas”* by¬†Maya B
“He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)”*** by¬†Carmen DeLeon
“Nothing‚Äôs Gonna Hurt You Baby”*** by¬†Donna Missal
“Nihilist”** by¬†Muna
“It‚Äôs Raining Men”*** by¬†DeathbyRomy
“Can‚Äôt Help The Way I Feel”* by¬†Lily & Madeleine
“Stars Are Blind”* by¬†Paris Hilton
“Come And Play With Me”**** by¬†DeathbyRomy
“Drinks”**** by¬†Cyn
“Ur Eyes”** by¬†Blessus
“Downhill Lullaby”* by¬†Sky Ferreira=
“Angel Of The Morning”* by¬†Juice Newton
Toxic (Score)*** by Anthony Willis

* Existing, and previously unreleased
** Existing, but previously unreleased
*** Cover version of an existing song, but original to this film
**** Original song written for film