Exclusive Track Premiere: “Tenderheaded” by Kris Bowers from BAD HAIR Soundtrack

Lakeshore Records is set to release Bad Hair—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on October 23.  The album features a multi-faceted score by Emmy Award-winning composer Kris Bowers that showcases angular and tension-filled orchestrations alongside minimal electronic atmospherics. The soundtrack also features New Jack Swing-inspired songs featuring Kelly Rowland, Braxton Cook, and writer/director Justin Simien that provide the perfect backdrop to the satirical horror thriller set in 1989.  ­­­The Hulu original film hits the streaming service on October 23rd.

Bad Hair follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own. 

The film stars Elle Lorraine, Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Jay Pharoah, Kelly Rowland, Blair Underwood, James Van Der Beek, and Usher Raymond.   Executive Producers include Leonid Lebedev, Oren Moverman, and Alex G. Scott. The film is produced by Sight Unseen in association with Culture Machine.

Today, Dread Central is thrilled to exclusively debut the track “Tenderheaded” from the Bad Hair—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack! Have a listen below.

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Track List

  1. I Get It – Kelly Rowland
  2. So You Know (feat. Justin Simien) – Kelly Rowland
  3. Break U (feat. Justin Simien) – Braxton Cook
  4. That Dress That I Like ­ Braxton Cook
  5. One Night – Kelly Rowland
  6. Thank You So Much
  7. Walking Home / Superstitions
  8. Zora Will See You Now
  9. Now Or Never
  10. Waiting Room / Lets Find Her
  11. Tenderheaded
  12. Mr. Tannen
  13. The Moss Haired Girl
  14. New Hair
  15. Get Your Girls In Check / Eyes
  16. Linda Visits
  17. I Know the Game / WTF Is This?!
  18. I Bet He Slipped
  19. This Never Happened
  20. You Ever Miss Me? / Red or White?
  21. Hair Attacks Julius
  22. Rush of Hunger
  23. Where Are You?
  24. Zora’s Office / No Entry Chase
  25. Forget Your Coat
  26. Finally Got In
  27. Before Your Histories Began / She Looks Happy


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Kris Bowers is a Grammy-nominated, Emmy Award-winning, and Juilliard-educated pianist and composer who creates genre-defying music that pays homage to his jazz roots with inflections of alternative and R&B influences. Bowers’ work as a film and television composer is a testament to his versatility as an artist. Bowers has established himself at the forefront of Hollywood’s emerging generation of composers, and throughout his career, he has consistently championed an art practice guided by multi-disciplinary collaboration.


Lakeshore Records is a four-time Grammy Nominated record label, and the soundtrack arm of the Cutting Edge Group. Lakeshore Records is the global independent leader in top line soundtrack album releases, including such popular, critically acclaimed and classic soundtracks as Drive, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Star Trek: Discovery, The Handmaid’s Tale, Napoleon Dynamite, the Academy Award nominated Lady Bird and Academy Award winners Moonlight, Little Miss Sunshine, If Beale Street Could Talk and The Hurt Locker and many, many more.

Lakeshore Records works with the most respected, award-winning artists and composers such as Jonny Greenwood, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Daniel Lanois, PJ Harvey, Nicholas Britell, Danny Elfman, Clint Mansell, Cliff Martinez, James Horner, Thomas Newman, John Powell, Mark Isham, Graeme Revell, Rolfe Kent, Gustavo Santaolalla, Philip Glass, Dario Marianelli, Mark Mothersbaugh, Christophe Beck, Christopher Young, Rachel Portman, and Marco Beltrami.

Recent Lakeshore Records titles include the Apple TV+ flagship launch series The Morning Show composed by Carter Burwell, Randy Newman’s Marriage Story, and Red Dead Redemption 2 featuring music by Daniel Lanois, Willie Nelson, D’Angelo, Rhiannon Giddens, Josh Homme, and Rocco DeLuca.

“Tenderheaded” single – http://smarturl.it/bh-tenderheaded
Bad Hair—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album – http://smarturl.it/bad-hair

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