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09.05.2023, Words by Billy Ward

Warp to release Rye Lane soundtrack featuring Sampha & Tirzah

The full score drops November 3...

Warp Records is releasing the official soundtrack to hit British romcom Rye Lane. 

Out November 3, 'Rye Lane (Original Score)' is by London producer Kwes, and includes guest features from Sampha and Tirzah. A six-track sampler, 'Rye Lane (Suite)', was released last week.

"When it came to creating the score, I was particularly heavily leaning into the vibrant colour of the picture, the primarily fast but differing paces of the film and script as a whole and of course South London, where it's set," said Kwes. 

"I was also thinking about late teenagehood/early adulthood and all its awkwardness and intensity of emotions. So it's heavily syncopated in a lot of places, ramshackle but luxurious in texture. But then in parts it's also very ethereal, detuned and dreamlike, particularly in moments where the bond between Yas and Dom starts to grow and grow."

The critically acclaimed film, which premiered at Rye Lane's Peckhamplex cinema in March, is a contemporary romcom that follows Dom (David Jonsson) and Yas (Vivian Oparah) whose paths collide at the worst possible time. 

Listen to 'Open Up' feat. Sampha & Tirzah below:


  • 01. Intro / Toilet
  • 02. Mouths
  • 03. Nathan Armstrong / Dom Buys Photo
  • 04. Traffic Lights (Part 1 & 2)
  • 05. Yas & Dom / Seesaw
  • 06. Dom's Flashback / Spilt Popcorn
  • 07. Sweet Thing
  • 08. Chemistry / Happy Dom
  • 09. Rollerblades (Rye Lane Version)
  • 10. Brockwell Park (Walled Garden)
  • 11. I Haven't Decided Yet / Skyline From Brockwell
  • 12. Yas' Flashback / Basic / Spilt Hummus
  • 13. Mischief (Part 1 & 2)
  • 14. BBQ Raid / What Have You Done? / Panic
  • 15. Smooch / Moped
  • 16. Jules Raid
  • 17. Argue
  • 18. Reminiscing
  • 19. Fallout
  • 20. LGOYH (Let Go Of Your Hurt) feat. Tirzah & Sampha
  • 21. Moving Forward (Original Percussion Mix)
  • 22. Wave At Boats
  • 23. Open Up feat. Sampha & Tirzah

Warp Records will release Rye Lane (Original Score) on November 3rd, 2023.

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