Episode 114: Director Steve McQueen On The Music Of Widows, Shame & Sade

Nov 12, 2018, 05:40 PM

Our latest episode of Soundtracking in association with the White Company marks the first appearance for a man Edith has long admired.

Steve McQueen is a British writer, director and producer. who had critical big-screen success with Hunger and Shame before scooping an Academy Award for 12 Years A Slave.

His latest project is the ensemble heist thriller Widows. Based on the 1983 ITV series of the same name, The plot follows a group of women who attempt a heist in order to pay back a crime boss after their ne'er-do-well husbands are killed on a botched job.

It's scored by Hans Zimmer, and also features a sumptuous Nina Simone track and brand new material by Sade, which is always cause for celebration.

We also discuss David Bowie, Liza Minnelli, Glenn Gould and much more besides.