As Suicide Squad continues to roll out singles from its high-profile soundtrack, Grimes has unveiled her “Medieval Warfare” entry.
Premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show Wednesday, the song builds from seductive, danger-dipped croons to volume-up noise pop shrieks.
Grimes previously drew from the film’s Harley Quinn for 2015’s Art Angels. In July, she said the album’s “Kill v. Maim” was inspired by the DC comic villain. “I wanted to prove I could make something really aggressive,” she told Song Exploder host Hrishikesh Hirway.
“Medieval Warfare” follows a batch of previously released tunes from the upcoming blockbuster, including “Standing in the Rain” (Action Bronson, Mark Ronson, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach), “Purple Lamborghini” (Rick Ross, Skrillex), and “Sucker For Pain” (Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign, X Ambassadors). Other contributors include Twenty One Pilots, Kehlani, Kevin Gates, Eminem, Grimes, and Panic! at the Disco.
Both Suicide Squad and its soundtrack drop Aug. 5. Listen to “Medieval Warfare” via Apple Music below.