2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Persuasion’

Persuasion Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

The Persuasion soundtrack includes music by Stuart Earl and Birdy. This info article contains spoilers for Carrie Cracknell’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Persuasion stars Dakota Johnson as Anne Elliot, a well-to-do English woman who looks for a suitable partner. Cosmo Jarvis co-stars as Frederick Wentworth, a Navy captain who reunites with Anne seven years after a brief romance. The storyline explores a complicated love triangle involving an heir to the Elliot family estate. Composer Stuart Earl (Black Mirror) scored the 107-minute Netflix film; music supervisor Catherine Grieves (Killing Eve) selected the featured tunes. Here’s every song in Persuasion, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1817 novel.

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Persuasion Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

Persuasion Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

  • “Quietly Yours” by Birdy (01:39:00): The Persuasion soundtrack song first plays during the film’s final act. Birds sing as Anne shares an intimate moment with Frederick outdoors. The characters kiss as the vocalist Birdy begins singing. Anne and Frederick smile while holding each other and enjoying the moment. The Persuasion soundtrack song continues during a climactic montage. William (Henry Golding) gets married and Mary (Mia McKenna-Bruce) attends the event. After the music briefly stops — as Fredericks chats with Anne by the sea — it picks up again at 01:42:00 during a kiss scene. The track scores the film’s final moments and end credits.

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Persuasion released July 15 on Netflix. The supporting cast includes Richard E. Grant (Withnail & I, Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Jupiter Ascending, Old), Ben Bailey Smith (Cinderella, Suspicion), Yolanda Kettle (Marcella, Made in Italy) and Izuka Hoyle (Mary Queen of Scots, The Wheel of Time).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.