“Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” Reveals New Track From Swae Lee
We’ve already heard how seriously good director Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings is, and one of the many facets of the film the critics called out for praise is the film’s soundtrack. In fact, time and time again critics wrote that not since Ryan Coogler’s 2018 game-changer Black Panther has an MCU film had this killer of a soundtrack. Now, Marvel Studios has revealed another song from Cretton’s epic, “In The Dark,” by Swae Lee, featuring Jhené Aiko. This comes a week after we heard the first full track from the film, the banging “Run It”, by DJ Snake, Rick Ross, and Rich Brain.
“In The Dark” is smooth and soulful where “Run It” was nervy and adrenalin pumping. The song speaks to the softer side of Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings, which focuses on a family feud for the ages. Marvel’s first-ever Asian superhero, Shang-Chi (Simu Liu), was raised to be a peerless fighter by his powerful father, Wenwu (Tony Leung), the leader of the criminal syndicate the Ten Rings. Wenwu goes by another name, the Mandarin, one of Marvel’s most iconic supervillains, and one of (but not the only) narrative threads in the film will find the father trying to impose his will on his son, and the son rebelling. Shang-Chi wants nothing to do with the Ten Rings, and he’ll need the help of an old friend (played by Awkwafina), and an estranged sister (played by Meng’er Zhang) to bring the Ten Rings down.
Check out the track below. Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings hits theaters and Disney+ on September 3.
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Featured image: Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in Marvel Studios’ SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021.