Listen to A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Steve Biko (Stir it Up)’ from The Changeling E1 as Apollo listens on his headphones

Apple TV’s The Changeling is disappointing, but its soundtrack music is cool

The already abysmally reviewed new supernatural horror drama series The Changeling premiered on Apple TV Plus today and, while I dropped the series after watching most of Episode 1, I must admit, while the writing is horrendously bad, the series does feature some stellar music on the episode’s soundtrack.

It is just a pity almost everything about this series is second-rate, and the plot bizarre, choppy and nonsensical.

Particularly as the acting is relatively decent.

The songs on the first episode, however, include some excellent tracks from artists like Dionne Warwick, Minnie Ripperton, and Boney M, alongside A Tribe Called Quest‘s ‘Steve Biko (Stir it Up)‘.

The latter played on The Changeling, Season 1, Episode 1, “First Comes Love” as a young Apollo is listening to the song on his Walkman.

It then continues playing as the scene switches to a later time, and an older Apollo is still listening to the same song.

When was A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Steve Biko (Stir it Up)‘ released?

A Tribe Called Quest’s ”Steve Biko (Stir it Up)‘ first came out in November, 1993 as the second song on the hip hop group’s third studio album Midnight Marauders.

The album went on to become a Gold certified album, ranking high up on charts in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

In the U.S., Midnight Marauders hit #1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, and at #8 on the Billboard 200.

The album was also critically acclaimed, with several critics stating it was A Tribe Called Quest’s finest release, as well as an album that was one of the Best Albums of all time.

Listen to A Tribe Called Quest’s ”Steve Biko (Stir it Up)‘ as played on the first episode of The Changeling in the audio video below, and via the group’s Midnight Marauders album’.

As for The Changeling, the first three episodes of the strange horror drama are now streaming on Apple TV Plus but, unless you enjoy being eternally confused and annoyed, I cannot recommend it.


About Steve Reynolds

Obsessed with anime and manga. Desperate for time to stop with only me left moving in the world. Then I'd have the time needed to watch the 543 anime DVDs I own, and read the more than 1,000 manga.