“I’ve kissed a couple angels, but it wasn’t much fun,” Elle King sings on the bluesy “Good Girls,” the feature song on the new Ghostbusters soundtrack. The “X’s & Oh’s” singer spells out her destruction path she’s enjoying the ride: “Since I’m gonna go to hell anyway/ Go out with a bang-bang-bang, crash and burn along the way.”
Ghostbusters: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features 5 Seconds of Summer, Pentatonix, Walk the Moon, Wolf Alice and G-Eazy featuring Jeremih and a remake of the iconic Ray Parker Jr. theme by Fall Out Boy (with a guest verse from Missy Elliott), Billboard reports. The full track list hasn’t been revealed, but the album is due out July 15th.
King’s debut LP Love Stuff featured her Top 10 single “Ex’s & Oh’s,” which earned Grammy nominations for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song.
“There was lots of screaming,” King told Rolling Stone of learning about the nods. “I got a knock at the door and I opened it, and my tour manager just went, ‘Ahhhhh!’ I paced back and forth for a little while we drank champagne. I couldn’t open the bottle of champagne. For like four hours I kind of just paced back and forth, staring at the wall thinking, ‘What the hell happened? How did this happen?’ I’ll never forget that.”
The new Ghostbusters remake – starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon – also hits theaters on July 15th. Its first trailer endured a hostile Internet reception, becoming the ninth-most disliked clip in YouTube history.
“Some of it is that people don’t want an old property touched — I’m sympathetic to that,” director Paul Feig recently told The Guardian, suggesting misogyny has triggered some of the negativity. “But the ones who are hating it because it’s about women? That’s just a non-starter.”