Review: Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Logic & Ty Dolla $ign feat. X Ambassadors – ‘Sucker For Pain’

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Surprisingly mellow and yet appropriately abrasive at the same time, this is an interesting song that holds promise for the rest of the soundtrack.

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The second single (following Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Heathens‘) to be released from the forthcoming Suicide Squad soundtrack, ‘Sucker for Pain’ is a decidedly interesting tune that features musical morsels from more artists than Jared Leto can shake a rat at. The song, which has been especially recorded for use in the upcoming DC villain fest, is divided up between Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign, and X Ambassadors, who all musically conjoin to resemble the aforementioned squad.

The rhythmic chorus that weaves between the track’s rap sections, huskily crooned by Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds, proves weirdly pleasant, despite its rather aggressive lyrics. Indeed, with lyrics like “I wanna chain you up / I wanna tie you down” you’d be forgiven for thinking this was written for the next Fifty Shades Of Grey film.

Similarly, the song’s interspersing verses, slickly recited by the quartet of rappers, continue to evoke a surprisingly mellow vibe, whilst simultaneously spitting sentiments reminiscent of the Joker’s own wicked intents. Anyone expecting a loud, fast-paced anthem may find themselves surprised or even disappointed, as this track takes on a far more mellifluous R&B sound, concluding with X Ambassadors’ Sam Harris singing a lulling outro.

A surprisingly mellow track for a film about such discordant troublemakers, ‘Sucker For Pain’ proves very easy on the ears and holds promise for the other singles still to come from the soundtrack.

‘Sucker For Pain’ is out now via Atlantic Records

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