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‘Band Aid’

Indie film Band Aid, a 2017 Sundance drama contender and the directorial debut of Zoe Lister-Jones, draws on the talents of Brooklyn pop quartet Lucius for the tale of a couple that decides to form a band to try to save their marriage. The group has had a productive history with film and TV, landing […]

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Sweet’s “Fox on the Run” is used to fun effect in the trailer to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but to hear Tyler Bates impressive score, which develops themes from the first Guardians film, released in 2014, click below. Bates has developed a rapport with galactic helmsman James Gunn, with whom he also teamed […]

‘Alien Covenant’

Jed Kurzel’s moody score to Ridley Scott’s latest entry in the Aliens franchise can be heard on the trailer but you can hear the entire theme in the clip below. The film, which stars Michael Fassbinder, Billy Crudup and Katherine Waterston, was released by Twentieth Century Fox on May 19. Australian singer-songwriter Kurzel’s previous project […]

‘Wonder Womam

Sia’s theme song “To Be Human,” featuring Labyrinth, and a score by composer Rupert Gregson-Williams are the musical highlights from the Warner Bros. film Wonder Woman, which hit theaters June 2. Williams has also been working this year on the TNT series The Alienist. Here is the theatrical trailer.

‘Pirates: Dead Men’

Geoff Zenelli steps out with is own summer blockbuster score for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. After years of collaborating with go-to pirates composer Hans Zimmer, providing “additional music by,” he gets to strut his stuff solo. Zanelli also recently collaborated with Grammy-award winning Mark Ronson on the co-written score and […]

‘Why Him?’ Immediate Music

A custom cut of “My Girl” pops at the outset of both the official and red band trailers for Why Him, the Twentieth Century Fox film starring Byan Cranston and James Franco. Immediate Music put together the tunes — re-recording the sweet-sounding “My Girl,” and juxtaposing it alongside snippets of  Eminem’s “Berzerk” and”Get Ugly,” by Jason Derulo. The film, […]

‘Assassin’s Creed,’ Jed Kurzel

Based on the insanely popular Ubisoft videogame (more than 80 million units sold since 2007), the 20th Century Fox release expands on the mythology of the Templar Order that is the crux of the series’ mythology. Two-time Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender plays modern-day assassin Callum Lynch, created for the film, as well as his  descendant, Aguilar de Nerh, of […]

‘La La Land,’ Justin Hurwitz

Composer Justin Hurwitz created the music for La La Land, which stars Ryan Gosling as a pianist who falls for actress Emma Stone. Needless to say, Gosling spends quite a bit of screen time tinkling the ivories. “I practiced some of those piano pieces four hours a day for three months,” he shares, in the clip below.  Stone […]

‘Silence’ Trailer, Confidential Music

The trailer for Martin Scorsese’s much-anticipated holiday release Silence features music by John Hanson of the Santa Monica-based Confidential Music. company that had such break-out success with the early trailer for Suicide Squad (cutting a tune that actually made it onto the soundtrack).  The Paramount film, which had its world premiere in Vatican City in November, starts […]

‘Jackie’ score by Mica Levy

Twenty-nine-year-old British composer and musician Mica Levy has become an awards season contender with her beguiling score for Fox Searchlight’s Jackie, which stars Natalie Portman as the former First Lady in the emotional aftermath of her husband’s assassination. An NPR feature quotes Levy talking about how her music “elevates the surreal element, because music creates a […]