Brandi Carlile & Renée Elise Goldsberry Cover ‘I Put A Spell On You’ For ‘Social Dilemma’
While The Social Dilemma premiered at Sundance last year and has been available for viewing on Netflix since September, the soundtrack arrived today through Lakeshore Records. Mark Crawford scored the film and recruited the Grammy-winning Carlile and Hamilton star Goldsberry to work with him on the “I Put A Spell On You” cover.
“I loved The Social Dilemma and was thrilled they asked me to sing this song, especially with the incomparable Renée Elise Goldsberry,” told Variety, the outlet that premiered the track. “I hope this soundtrack continues to bring attention to the film, which I think is so important.”
“The Social Dilemma confirmed some of my greatest fears about social media, and added a few,” noted Goldsberry. “I jumped at the chance to collaborate with the great Brandi Carlile and Mark Crawford to amplify the film’s haunting message. Now that we know the truth, will we insist on reform? Or remain spellbound, bought and sold?”
“The arrangement pays homage to past covers of the classic song, and infuses it with electronic and acoustic elements mined from the film’s score,” explained Crawford. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins wrote “I Put A Spell On You” and originally released the song in November 1956. Carlile and Goldsberry used Nina Simone’s 1965 version as inspiration.
Stream Brandi Carlile & Renée Elise Goldsberry’s “I Put A Spell On You” below: