Album: Step Up: High Water – Original Soundtrack

With Musical Direction From Timbaland, Contributions From Ne-Yo, and Vocals From the Insanely Talented Cast, the Lionsgate/YouTube Production Shares Its Soundtrack as Season 2 Premieres on YouTube Premium


The Soundtrack:

Step Up: High Water combines the thrill and infectious fun of dance with the stakes and emotion of teen drama, using original music to push the story forward. Premiering in conjunction with the series’ second season, YouTube and Lionsgate present Step Up High Water: Original Soundtrack. With musical direction from Timbaland and musical supervision from EMMY-award nominee Jen Malone (Atlanta), the new soundtrack is diverse and dramatic, providing an important element to the series with songs that work equally well in and out of context.

Highlights from the soundtrack include trap-influenced power anthem “Take The Throne,” performed by Terrence Green as Rigo, a young dance student forced into a life of crime, brilliantly told rap narrative “Marquis’ Interlude,” written and performed by castmember Terayle Hill, and Genesis,” the Billboard-premiered lead single written and performed by Ne-Yo, writing and singing in character as Sage Odom, the director of High Water Performing Arts School and a former pop star trying to execute a comeback. With two additional songs from Ne-Yo, and composition and production from Timbaland and producer Matthew Head, the soundtrack arrives via YouTube/Lionsgate Music.

Based on the successful film franchise from Lionsgate, which has grossed $650 million at the global box office, Step Up: High Water follows several students at a cutthroat performing arts school in Atlanta. Series regulars Ne-YoNaya Rivera, and Faizon Love return for a second season, joining newcomers Ashley GreeneRobin Givens and Jeremy Copeland. In the second season, multi-platinum recording artist and entrepreneur Rick Ross guest stars as himself, as does Todrick Hall and choreographer JaQuel Knight.

Check out Step Up: High Water Season 2, currently available to stream in full, only on YouTube Premium.

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The cast of Step Up: High Water


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Step Up: High Water Background:
Based on the successful film franchise from Lionsgate, which has grossed $650 million at the global box office, Step Up: High Water, produced by Lionsgate and airing on YouTube Premium, follows several students at a cutthroat performing arts school in Atlanta. Step Up: High Water is created and executive produced by showrunner Holly Sorensen (Recovery Road, Make It Or Break It). Adam ShankmanJennifer Gibgot, and Meredith Milton, all producers of the original Step Up films, executive produced season one, along with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, who both co-starred in the original Step Upfilm. The series features musical direction from Timbaland, and features Ne-Yo, Naya Rivera, Faizon Love, Robin Givens, Ashley Greene, and Jeremy Copeland in regular roles. All will be returning to executive produce for the second season. Season 2 consists of 10 hour-long episodes, and shoots in Atlanta, GA. The pilot currently has over 40 million views on YouTube Premium.
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Step Up High Water: Original Soundtrack

Watch Step Up: High Water Season 2:

Ne-Yo – “Genesis”:

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