The first Kick-Ass film became an irreverent global hit when it was released in 2010 – and Kick-Ass 2 follows in its footsteps, with the music to match, thanks to a pop compilation that sparkles from start to finish.
The 14 tracks make the music as eventful as the film, with several completely new numbers. “Yeah Yeah” by James Flannigan is an instrumental track with a driving beat that sets the pace right from the start. Flannigan is known as the voice of the British pop-rock band The Stiff Dylans, who came to fame in 2008 with their hit "Ultraviolet" from the film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. “Motherquake” by DJ Fresh is another new track, first released on this compilation. The dubstep and drum-and-bass musician DJ Fresh, who had a number-one hit in the British charts Louder (with singer Sian Evans), here adds contrast to the heavy rock tracks in a quirky number with high vocals. A further new track is “Pussydrop”, catchy pop to dance to, spiced up with hints of hip hop, by the rising star Lemon, whose big voice and hot dancing are attracting attention.
Star of the show and an absolute highlight is “Hero” by Jessie J, with the punchy sound and powerful, acrobatic vocals that her fans love. The singer who has been described as “girl power personified” has produced another song full of vigour here – yet another brand-song on this memorable soundtrack.
There is much more to enjoy on this soundtrack. Danko Jones’ urgent, hoarse vocals in “Dance” from We Sweat Blood, nominated as Best Rock Album in the 2004 Juno Awards, is delivered with all the energy that this band is known for. The instrumental track “Korobeiniki” by Ozma, a rock interpretation of traditional Russian music, adds a touch of originality.The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Hanni El Khatib pitches in with “Nobody Move,” with heavy guitar riffs, followed by Union J’s exuberant love song “Carry You.” “Euphoria,” a song full of pleading and yearning by the Scottish indie rockers Glasvegas, is taken from their second album, Euphoric Heartbreak. Last but not least, "A Minha Menina" was the single that got the British band The Bees widely noticed following the release of their debut album Sunshine Hit Me.
About Kick-Ass 2
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) do-it-yourself vigilante bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as the super-villain The Motherf%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation.
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison and Jim Carrey
Written and Directed by: Jeff Wadlow
Produced by: Matthew Vaughn, Adam Bohling, Tarquin Pack, David Reid
- Yeah Yeah (James Flannigan)
- Nobody Move (Hanni El Khatib)
- Carry You (Union J)
- No Strings (Chloe Howl)
- Pussy Drop (Lemon)
- Dance (Danko Jones)
- A Minha Menina (The Bees)
- Bust Out Brigade (The Go! Team)
- When The Saints Go Marching In (St. Snot)
- Euphoria (Glasvegas)
- Korobeiniki (Ozma)
- Danger (Marco Polo & Torae)
- Motherquake (DJ Fresh)
- Hero (Jessie J)