Title: “No Church In The Wild”
Artist: Kayne West & Jay-Z (feat. Frank Ocean)
Written by: Kanye West, Shawn Carter, Lonnie Breaux, Terius Nash, Charles Njapa, Mike Dean, James Brown, Phil Manzanera, Joseph Roach, and Gary Wright
Source: “Safe House” Soundtrack (2012) + “Watch The Throne” Album (2012)
Used in the credits and the advertising for the film “Safe House” starring Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington, “No Church in the Wild” is the perfect song to wrap up the film, with such intense and animalistic qualities, reflecting the film perfectly.
The teaming of Kayne West and Jay-Z alone is phenomenal. Still, encapsulating this film with such ferocity, I enjoy the music that much more, once again solidifying that the perfect song matched with the ideal moments in film can create memorable sequences that you carry with you. Though Safe House was the action thriller it promised to be, it might not have hit as hard in the film’s closing moments without this song.
From the guttural bass and drum opening the song to the hymn-like melody of Frank Ocean to the calm and collected rapping of both Kanye and Jay-Z, this song ties together nicely. It brings the great Denzel Washington’s qualities from the film into a harmony that develops almost better than the film itself.