The Emergency soundtrack includes music by Audrey Nuna, The Internet and KOTA the Friend. This info article contains spoilers for Carey Williams’ 2022 Amazon movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.
Emergency stars RJ Cyler as Sean, an aloof college student who plans for a party event called the Legendary Tour. Donald Elise Watkins co-stars as Kunle, Sean’s Princeton-bound best friend. The storyline follows the protagonists as they look after a drunk high school girl while arguing about matters of race, individuality and ambition. Composer Rene G. Boscio (R#J) scored the 105-minute film; music supervisor Joe Rudge (X) selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Emergency, an adaptation of Carey Williams and KD Dávila’s 2018 short film.
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Emergency Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Amazon Movie
- “Big Ego” by Fat Tony and Taydex feat. Sophia Pfister, Dai Burger (00:00:00): The Emergency soundtrack song scores the opening sequence. Students walk outside Robbins Hall. Sean and Kunle talk about living together.
- “Act Up” by Terry Presume (00:06:00): Kunle finishes a conversation with Bianca (Gillian Rabin). He walks through the Buchanan campus with Sean. They talk about their Blasphemy and Taboos professor.
- “Fruit Punch” by Kaiydo (00:08:00): Kunle works in his room. He plans to be home early in the morning to check his cultures. Sean says that Kunle sounds like a “young mom.”
- “Damn Right” by Audrey Nuna (00:10:00): Sean receives party passes from Leo (Amar). He ends a conversation to speak with Asa (Summer Madison). The Emergency soundtrack song continues as Asa describes Kunle as “Black excellence.”
- “Topdown” by Channel Tres (00:12:00): Sean reveals his Legendary Tour eraser board plan. Kunle says, “OK, this is a lot.” Sean explains their opening stop at Blackout.
- “Egyptian Luvre” by Rejjie Snow feat. Aminé and Dana Williams (00:13:00): Sean continues speaking about his Legendary Tour plan. He says that he and Kunle won’t use the front doors at The Green Room. Sean anticipates a “great fuckin’ time.”
- “Nothing More Than Strangers” by Catherine Howe (00:14:00): Sean talks about an Omicron Phi Kappa party. The Emergency soundtrack song play as he notes that it will be “ABC” (anything but clothes). Sean says that it “could get interesting.”
- “Kill Em” by Tempo B (00:14:00): Sean plans for a refill stop at Tri Phi. The track plays briefly.
- “Girl” by The Internet feat. KAYTRANADA (00:14:00): Sean reaches the Equinox stage of his plan. The music scores a slo-mo sequence. Sean and Kunle anticipate seeing Asa.
- “Perfect L” by Fre3 the Alchemist (00:16:00): Kunle accidentally leaves his cultures fridge open. The Emergency soundtrack song kicks in as he begins the Legendary Tour with Sean. Kunle realizes that he didn’t lock the fridge.
- “Handlebars” by Freewill (00:29:00): Kunle, Sean and Carlos (Sebastian Chacon) put Emma (Maddie Nichols) in a car. They head to party. Maddie (Sabrina Carpenter) looks for her sister, Emma.
- “Gravity Glidin” by Masked Wolf (00:31:00): Alice (Madison Thompson) asks Maddie about the last time she saw Emma. Rafael (Diego Abraham) joins the conversation. Maddie gets angry and says, “Why do you keep coming back?”
- “Scapegoat” by KOTA the Friend (00:32:00): The Emergency soundtrack song scores a car sequence. Kunle say that Sean is driving too slow. The track also scores the end credits at 01:37:00.
- “$lay” by Meek Mill feat A$AP Ferg (00:35:00): Kunle flees from three frat boys. The music continues as he calls out to Sean and Carlos. Kunle enters a vehicle and escapes with his friends.
- “Yes I Can” by CounterCulture (00:37:00): Maddie talks to Alice about Emma. They track her location with a phone app. Raphael offers to help find Emma.
- “Bruuuh (Remix)” by JID, Denzel Curry (00:43:00): Sean and Kunle arrive at the home of Terrence (Robert Hamilton). The Emergency soundtrack song plays through a speaker system. Malik (Patrick Lamont Jr.) introduces himself to Kunle.
- “Jeep” by JAHMED (00:47:00): Kunle texts his friends and offers $100 to anyone who will lock his fridge. Music plays at Terrence’s home. Sean asks Kunle if he was hiding in the bathroom.
- “Kill Yourself (Part III)” by $uicideBoy$ (01:04:00): Carlos puts on ear buds. He wipes blood from his face in a vehicle.
- “Stayin’ Alive” by Bee Gees (01:12:00): Kunle performs CPR on Emma. He sings the 1977 classic. Maddie gets upset; Alice explains that the Emergency soundtrack song helps keep the CPR tempo.
- “Go Crazy” by Medasin feat. Duckwrth (01:20:00): Sean sighs in a bathroom. He grabs his phone and looks at Kunle’s location. The music amplifies during a party sequence.
- “Weekend” by Ombachi (01:33:00): Kunle graduates from Buchanan. The track plays at a celebration party. Kunle talks to Bianca as Sean vapes.
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The Emergency soundtrack also includes:
- “Roller (New Look)” by Mr. Carmack
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