Quentin Tarantino gets surprise songwriting credit on Paolo Nutini album
hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino reportedly received songwriting credit on hitmaker Paolo Nutini’s new album.
The Pulp Fiction director made the rare move of granting the Scottish singer’s request to sample a passage from one of his films – his 1993 romantic crime classic True Romance – on the opening track of his album, Afterneath.
Paulo reportedly contacted Quentin to ask if he could use the sample from the film, which starred Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette.
Getting the green light was a big deal for the singer because the director of Reservoir Dogs doesn’t usually accept such requests.
Paolo’s next album, Last Night in the Bittersweet, his first since 2014’s Caustic Love, is out in July.
“Paolo is a huge movie fan and the section used in the song really resonated with him,” a source said. The Sun’s Bizarre Column.
“Quentin never approves of that stuff, but Paolo sent him the track and it turned out he liked it and he gave the go-ahead.
“Paolo likes to do all his music himself, but having Tarantino’s name credited on your track is pretty cool.”
Paolo, whose critically acclaimed 2014 track Iron Sky featured Charlie Chaplin’s iconic speech in 1940s The Great Dictator, is in good company when it comes to fusing music with Tarantino content.
Nancy Sinatra recently revealed that she credits the filmmaker with giving her a “fresh start” by using one of her songs in her movie Kill Bill, Volume 1.
The 81-year-old singer’s version of Cher’s 1966 track Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) was used in a famous scene in the 2003 film.
She said: ‘It was a present, wasn’t it? Quentin I guess had wanted to use Bang Bang for a while and he finally found a way to do it.
‘Why my version, I don’t know. I guess it was the guitar, the lonely sound of Billy Strange’s guitar.
“It caused a resurgence for me,” she added. “People were amazed when they saw my name on the screen, they didn’t know it was my recording. But Quentin really gave me a fresh start.
However, when asked what she thought of the famously violent film, which starred Uma Thurman, she admitted, “The film was…interesting! Not my cup of tea, but it was interesting.
Metro.co.uk has contacted representatives for Paolo Nutini for comment.
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