Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell has written a song called “A Job To Do” for the soundtrack to John Wick: Chapter 2. Cantrell performed the song with help from Tyler Bates, who also composed the score for the film.
“I moved houses a few years ago and ended up meeting my new neighbor, Tyler,” Cantrell tells Billboard. “He did the first [John Wick] movie and a song with Marilyn Manson, [‘Killing Strangers’] that I thought really fit the film. He mentioned there was going to be a sequel and maybe we could work it out.”
Cantrell, who is also working on a new Alice In Chains’ album, tackled the lyrics from the perspective of Keanu Reeves’ title character, a hit man who reluctantly comes out of retirement in order to battle an international assassins group.