Listen to Joey Bada$$’s ‘The Rev3nge’ from Leave the World Behind opening credits

The new Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Kevin Bacon movie Leave the World Behind hit some U.S. movie theaters this week, with a planned Netflix release of the film coming in early December.

While ratings for the thriller have been average at best, with IMDB users currently rating it a low 7 out of 10, the movie does feature some cool songs on its soundtrack, including the one playing over its opening credits.

That track is American rapper Joey Bada$$’s ‘The Rev3nge‘, with lyrics that perfectly set the film up for what is soon to come:

Heard they was sleepin’ again, say it no more
This is a rude awakenin’, kick in the door
Back and I’m better than ever before
Don’t get it mistaken, I’m ready for war

Joey Bada$$’s ‘The Rev3nge

The song itself was first performed live several times by the rapper during concerts in 2021, before it was officially released in mid-January, 2022.

In an interesting marketing exercise for the track, Joey Bada$$ posted a video of one of his live performances of the song (since taken down), and promised to release it if the track earned more than 20,000 comments.

Needless to say, it did and so The Rev3nge‘ was released soon after as a non-album single to help promote his third studio album 2000, which came out six months later.

The single was not a big hit for the rapper, failing to chart, although its official music video has earned him more than 2 million views in the almost two years since its release, along with over 28 million streams on Spotify.

Listen to Joey Bada$$’s ‘The Rev3nge‘ as heard over the opening credit of Leave the World Behind in its official cinematic music video, and via Spotify.

Meanwhile, if you don’t feel like heading out to the movie theater, and who does nowadays, you can watch the film on Netflix beginning December 8th.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.