LISTEN: INSECURE: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 5

December 8, 2021

Raedio, Atlantic Records and HBO have released the highly anticipated INSECURE: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 5. It features new records from a diverse array of major artists and rising stars. The soundtrack is guaranteed to elevate the bar for music culture as the hit series prepares for its conclusion after 11 Emmy nominations and 2 Golden Globe nominations.

On December 5th, Los Angeles-based Insecure fans had the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt at select locations from all of the seasons of Insecure. Each location featured interactive audio, photo and visual experiences for the soundtrack, podcasts and sneak peeks for the upcoming podcast We Stay Looking. Fans who participated in the Scavenger Hunt had the chance to win: 

  • Round-trip flights
  • A hotel stay
  • Tickets to experience a special Raedio curated weekend in DC IN March 2022

To join, fans had to text “Looking” to Raedio’s Community number: 310.356.9895. The following day, rising star Nnena performed her single “Fun” on The Late Late Show with James Corden for her late-night debut on December 6th.

Insecure and the art of story telling through music

In celebration of the release, a thirty-minute Clubhouse panel titled The Music of Storytelling – a Clubhouse Conversation took place on Monday (12/16) at 4pmPT/7pmET. Moderated by West Coast tastemaker Gerrick Kennedy, Insecure’s music supervisor Kier, artists from the soundtrack discussed how to create a story through music and compare it with the process of creating music for a story alongside an opening set by Cory Townes. 

A conversation on Twitter Spaces also took place on the following Monday (12/13) titled The Evolution of Storytelling – A Twitter Spaces Conversation. Moderated by Real 92.3/Home Grown Radio Co-Host DJ Hed, the thirty-minute panel featured Benoni Targoe (President of Raedio) and artists from the soundtrack. The conversation explored how the music contributed to the story of Insecure from seasons one through five through the filmmakers’ lens and where music helped to complete the goal of a story element.

Insecure Interludes is now live, an audio journey in the form of a playlist produced by: 

  • HBO Max
  • Pineapple Studios
  • Raedio

It combines the music from the acclaimed HBO series Insecure and the stories behind it. Further, TikTok is leaning in to support Issa Rae, Raedio, and the Insecure Season 5 soundtrack during its Support Black Business month with an in-app hashtag #RnBVibes and out-of-home placement in Los Angeles. The TikTok community has been a huge fan of Insecure and is happy to be an integral part of the final season.

INSECURE: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 5 tracklist

  1. Get It Girl – Saweetie
  2. Snoring – Drew Love
  3. Seein Ya – Jesse Boykins III, Duckwrth, Ambré, ESTA, Mack Keane
  4. 50 Lem Hunnits – Akeem Ali, 27Delly, Jorge Amadeus
  5. Time Off – B.K. Habermehl
  6. Fun – Nnena
  7. What’s the Use – Josh Levi
  8. Satellite – Thundercat ft. Louis Cole & Genevieve Artadi
  9. Mad Bitches – Mikhala Jené ft. Ro James
  10. Glock Peaceful – Mereba
  11. Pipe Dreams – TeaMarrr
  12. Fantasy – Amindi, 27Delly, Kiah Victoria, Ace Henderson

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