CREED II (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Ludwig Goransson: Bio
Ludwig Göransson is a Los Angeles-based Swedish musician best known for his often playful film and television scores. Göransson grew up with a musician father and began music lessons at a young age. Reared mostly on pop/rock, he branched into jazz and classical in his teens, and went on to graduate from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He then relocated to Los Angeles, enrolled in the Scoring for Motion Picture and Television program at the University of Southern California, and soon found work as an assistant to film composer Theodore Shapiro (Old School, Tropic Thunder, St. Vincent), who shared Göransson's penchant for comedy. After earning some credits on film shorts and in television, the young composer got his breakthrough assignment in 2009 on what would become the long-running sitcom Community, which led to concurrent work on New Girl and Happy Endings, among other TV series. During his time on Community, he also found work on feature films including the comedy We're the Millers and the biopic Fruitvale Station, both released in 2013.
Camp Demonstrating his hands-on interest in genres beyond his screen work -- much of which he had performed and recorded all on his own unless an orchestra was warranted -- he collaborated with Community cast member Donald Glover on Glover's rap releases under the Childish Gambino pseudonym, including 2011's Camp and 2013's Because the Internet. Göransson also started his own solo project under the name Ludovin, releasing the indie pop EP How to Find a Party in 2013 while finding time to collaborate with other recording artists, such as producing two songs on Days Are Gone for indie rock band HAIM and writing songs for, among others, Chance the Rapper and Pell. Community ended its run in 2015, a year that saw Göransson's scoring work in the critically acclaimed Rocky franchise entry Creed. His third collaboration with director Ryan Coogler and actor Michael B. Jordan was for the score to the blockbuster superhero flick Black Panther, which arrived in 2018 and charted at 64 on the Billboard 200.
Sony Music announces the release of CREED II (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music from three-time Grammy Award nominee Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther, Fruitvale Station, Atlanta). Göransson makes his return to the Creed franchise for film's soundtrack, which includes a star-studded lineup of features from A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples and Jacob Banks.
Composer Ludwig Göransson comments: "In Creed II, Creed is now at the peak of his career. He is facing big responsibilities and decisions that will affect not only him but also his family. When I wrote the score for Creed II, I continued on my journey from the first Creed. The themes that were more youthful three years ago now had to mature into a more serious musical language. It was also a huge honor to write a theme for one of the most popular antagonists in film history, the Drago family."