Today, Dread Central is thrilled to exclusively premiere the track, “Brave New World,” taken from the forthcoming Greenland—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (releasing today)!
Composed by David Buckley (Unhinged, Papillon), the track is a darkly orchestrated backdrop underscored with electric guitars, processed organic instruments, and an ethereally boys’ choir all of which accentuate the action-packed disaster film’s themes of family, redemption, and renewal.
Listen to “Brave New World” below the trailer and synopsis for Greenland!
A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet’s fragments, the Garrity’s experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
Greenland (directed by Ric Roman Waugh) will be releasing in the US sometime in Q4. It has been released overseas where it’s #1 in 13 countries.
Music.Film Recordings is set to release Greenland—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring music by composer David Buckley (Unhinged, Papillon), in partnership with Varèse Sarabande Records. In his music, Buckley, re-teaming with director Ric Roman Waugh on their second collaboration, brings a decidedly human element to the action-packed disaster thriller. The darkly orchestrated soundscapes are underscored with electric guitars, processed organic instruments and an ethereally boys’ choir all of which accentuate the film’s themes of family, redemption and renewal. Music.Film Recordings will release the album digitally on September 25. The STXfilms release has opened #1 in 13 countries overseas and stars Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, David Denman and Hope Davis.
In Greenland, a family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet’s fragments, the Garritys experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
Says Buckley: “After our previous collaboration, it was great to get back into the trenches with Ric for Greenland. While fully acknowledging the scope and scale of a disaster thriller, Ric was keen for me to concentrate on the human drama and the family bond that is so effectively illustrated in the film. Gerard Butler is not playing a super-human character here, but an everyman dealing with normal life, until life becomes very abnormal. Ric and I quickly hit on the idea of an electric guitar carrying his character’s theme – it felt grounded and real to us. To capture the awesome majesty of the comet’s destructiveness, I melded the lowest string sounds of detuned double basses with higher otherworldly sounds from processed organic instruments. And to give a sense of innocence lost, of hope and redemption, I utilized a boys choir which assert themselves most fully in the final act of the movie. Between these recurring musical identities, Ric and I hoped to convey the ideas of family, renewal and humanity throughout the score.”
01. Imperfect Lives
02. Butterfly Effect
03. First Shockwave
05. Living Ghosts
06. FEMA Camp
07. Broken Souls
08. Innocence Lost
10. Things Fall Apart
11. Memories and Desires
12. Molten Rain
14. A Good Death
15. Brave New World
Order the Greenland—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack now, HERE.
ABOUT DAVID BUCKLEY
Emmy nominated composer David Buckley is currently scoring Nobody for Universal Studios and Wheel of Time for Sony/Amazon. Recent credits include Angel Has Fallen and Greenland, both starring Gerard Butler, the remake of Papillons tarring Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek, Jason Bourne directed by Paul Greengrass and The Nice Guys for Shane Black and Joel Silver. Previous film scores include the Joel Schumacher-directed thriller Blood Creek, Ben Affleck’s crime drama The Town, Taylor Hackford’s action feature Parker and Rob Minkoff’s fantasy adventure The Forbidden Kingdom.
For television, David composed the music for the hit Scott Free/CBS drama series The Good Wife and continues to score the spin-off, The Good Fight (for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Title Music). He was also the composer for Mercy Street for PBS, BrainDead for CBS and The Gifted for Marvel/FOX, Evil for CBS (with a second season coming later this year) and The Stranger for Netflix.
Born in England, Buckly’s first involvement with film music was as a cathedral choirboy performing on Peter Gabriel’s score for Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ. He continued his musical education at Cambridge University. In 2006, Buckley moved to Los Angeles where he began collaborating with Harry Gregson-Williams on film scores, including Shrek The Third and Gone Baby Gone. He has written music for such films as Wonder Woman, all the Fifty Shades movies, Big Eyes and American Hustle, and his music was featured in David O’Russell’s Joy. He was honoured as a ‘Brit to Watch’ by BAFTA and has been the recipient of numerous BMI Awards.
As well as film and TV, Buckley has written the music for a number of games, including the Warner Bros/Rocksteady game Batman Arkham Knight.
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