Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘The Mother’

The Mother Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2023 Netflix Movie

The Mother soundtrack includes music by Massive Attack, Grimes and Kate Bush. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Niki Caro’s 2023 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

The Mother stars Jennifer Lopez as The Mother, an assassin who plots against former lovers. Lucy Paez co-stars as Zoe, the protagonist’s estranged daughter. The storyline follows the main players as they bond while speaking little about the past. Composer Germaine Franco (Encanto) scored the 117-minute Netflix film; music supervisor Stephanie Diaz-Matos (Me Time) selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in The Mother.

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The Mother Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2023 Netflix Movie

The Mother Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2023 Netflix Movie

  • “Mala Mia” by Maluma (00:26:00): The Mother soundtrack song scores a Cuba sequence. Lopez’s character begins an undercover mission with William (Omari Hardwick). She observes bar patrons.
  • “Angel” by Massive Attack (00:41:00): The Mother exits a vehicle. She wears all black and preps a sniper rifle. The Mother kills several bodyguards.
  • “Start Walking” by Tove Styrke (00:50:00): The Mother shops in a convenience store. Music plays from the speaker system. The Mother looks at a snow globe.
  • “So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth — Art Mix” by Grimes (01:03:00): The Mother soundtrack song scores an exterior sequence. The Mother and Zoe travel together. They visit a store owned by Jons (Paul Raci).
  • “4AEm” by Grimes (01:10:00): Zoe learns how to drive. The music continues during a forest scene. The Mother teaches Zoe how to shoot a rifle.
  • “Roads” by Portishead (01:16:00): The Mother tells Zoe how to protect herself. The music continues during a transition scene. Zoe improves her shooting skills.
  • “This Woman’s Work” by Kate Bush (01:44:00): Zoe returns to her adoptive mother. Lopez’s character smiles and drives away. The track scores the film’s final moments and end credits.

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The Mother soundtrack also includes:

  • “Quimbara” by Irene Manuela
  • “Machete” by Hector “El Father” & Daddy Yankee
  • “Quizas Quizas Quizas” by Irene Manuela

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