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To All the Boys: Always and Forever (Music from the Netflix Film) (A PopEntertainment.com Music Review)

To All the Boys: Always and Forever (Music from the Netflix Film) (Capitol)

On February 12th, 2021, Netflix is set to release the third and final installment of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy – To All the Boys: Always and Forever. 

Based on the best-selling book series by Jenny Han, the young adult romantic comedy starring Lana Candor and Noah Centineo follows the love story between Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky as they navigate through the struggles of being high school students while balancing family, friendships, and relationships.

The previous movie in the trilogy, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, left off with Lara Jean having to confront and work out insecurities in her relationship with Peter, resulting in a strengthened relationship and an enhanced bond between the pair. 

Though Lara Jean and Peter have made it through numerous complications together in the first two installments, what will happen when talk of the future, more specifically college, is brought into the picture? 

Releasing on the same day as the movie, the soundtrack to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Always and Forever fits perfectly with Lara Jean and Peter’s giddy, joyful, coming of age, and their now seemingly complicated relationship. The future is closer and more real than the couple had ever thought. 

Each track on the album advances the storyline while having common themes and feelings of having a high school crush, boosting one’s own self-confidence, being open to change, and major feelings of nostalgia! 

Much like the soundtracks to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, the track list is comprised of some songs that have been previously released, some written specifically for the movie, and a couple of tracks we all know and love. Having seen the previous movies in the series and listened to the soundtracks for each, it is interesting to hear how the songs mature as Lara Jean does, as well as how the tracks go along with the developing growth and maturity of her relationship with Peter.  

Artists featured on the album include Leah Nobel, The Greeting Committee, Anna of the North, Ashe (returning from the previous installment in the series’ soundtrack!), FLETCHER, Black Match, Suzi Wu, Jordan Sauste, Emmitt Fenn, Blossoms, Peter Manos, Ages and Ages, and even the Spice Girls!  

Some songs on the soundtrack are optimistic, upbeat nostalgic-feeling tracks like “Oh No (I Think I’m In Love)” by Blossoms, “Beginning Middle End” by Leah Noble, “Dream Girl” by Anna of the North, “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls, and “On Fire Again” by FLETCHER. Then there are more passionate, heartfelt tracks like “If the World Ended Tonight” by Jordan Sauste, “Until We Leave the Ground” by Emmitt Fenn, “The Same” by Ashe, and “In My Head” by Peter Manos. 

Hearing the album for the first time from start to finish felt like listening to a budding relationship unfold and following along with the challenges – as well as the good times – that come with high school relationships, like that of Lara Jean and Peter’s. 

Make sure to check out To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Always and Forever premiering on Netflix today to see what will happen with Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship and be sure to listen to the soundtrack, available on all music streaming platforms the same day! 

Kayla Marra

Copyright ©2021 PopEntertainment.com. All rights reserved. Posted: February 12, 2021.

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