With every new edition of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise that hits the theatres, fans of the erotic trilogy know that a must-hear soundtrack will also accompany the latest instalment. Now with the final film arriving in only a few days, the latest single from Julia Michaels may be the song to put the new soundtrack on par with its predecessors.
With the first film, we heard Beyoncé’s sultry remix of “Crazy In Love,” followed by The Weeknd’s Oscar-winning “Earned It,” and Ellie Goulding’s No. 1 hit track “Love Me Like You Do.”
For the second film, the big names kept rolling in, including Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik’s collaboration “I Don’t Want To Live,” as well as new music by Nick Jonas, Nicki Minaj, and Halsey.
Now for the third and likely final instalment in the trilogy (we never know when a new reboot may pop up), the musical offerings so far have been somewhat…safe. Rita Ora and Liam Payne’s duet “For You” has done moderately well, as has Hailee Steinfeld’s poppy “Capital Letters.”
Just released this week, Julia Michaels, the woman that brought us the sexy bedroom romp “Uh Huh” and the self-pleasing “Pink,” has finally delivered a song worthy of the red room.
“Heaven” is a straight-up lesson in seduction, with the line, “They say all good boys go to heaven, but bad boys bring heaven to you.” The slow tempo pop single casts a sinfully dark mood, which is accentuated by Michaels turning the female gaze on the male models in her music video (fans of Mariah Carey will recognize the singer’s boyfriend Bryan Tanaka).
While Michaels spends the video fully dressed in a fitted suit, she lets the men provide the entertainment, which in the world of Fifty Shades means flowers, ice cream, dancing, and doing everything with little to no clothing.
Fifty Shades Freed hits theatres on Friday, February 9, with the soundtrack dropping the same day.
Don’t miss Julia Michaels as a mentor on the next episode of The Launch on Wednesday, February 7 at 9 p.m. ET, when Michaels will be joined by Executive Producer Scott Borchetta and producer Ian Kirkpatrick join Scott Borchetta as mentors. Catch up on past episodes of The Launch now at CTV and watch extended episodes at CraveTV. Click here to download music from this season of The Launch.