The intro track for Meek Mill‘s Dreams & Nightmares has, arguably, become the defining song of his career thus far. The track was so immensely popular that many fans and pundits were looking solely to the opening number from his sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, to see if it would hold up. That song, “Lord Knows,” may not have gotten the dynamic push its predecessor received, but that oversight does little to deter its own overall heat.
Now the song has been incorporated into the soundtrack for the upcoming film Creed (which has garnered numerous great reviews from movie critics), giving the song a new lease on life. The haunting Mozart sample (co-produced by its guest artist, Canadian buzzer Tory Lanez) is even more ominous as Meek Mill and Tory split time in the Spike Jordan-directed video between the gym and the church while clips of the film is spliced in between. While the song isn’t as new as its contemporaries – “Waiting For My Moment” with Childish Gambino, Jhené Aiko and Vince Staples, and “Last Breath” from Future and Metro Boomin – the song’s feel fits well within the confines of the movie (also: Meek’s from Philly), and is just as incredible as it was when it debuted. Perhaps now “Lord Knows” will find its own place for Meek as well.