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Soundtrack News: Lakeshore Records Releases ‘The Essex Serpent’ Original Series Soundtrack

Lakeshore Records has released The Essex Serpent—Original Series Soundtrack featuring music by Dustin O’Halloran and Herdís Stefánsdóttir digitally June 10.  The composers utilize electro acoustics and strings creating a score that evokes the darker depths of Victorian England. The series starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston, now streaming globally on Apple TV+.

Dustin O’Halloran is an American pianist and composer with four acclaimed solo albums under his own name, and is a member of the band A Winged Victory for the Sullen. Winner of a 2015 Emmy Award for his main title theme to Amazon’s comedy drama Transparent, he was also nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a Critics’ Choice Award for his score to Lion, written in collaboration with Volker Bertelmann (aka Hauschka). Herdís Stefánsdóttir is an Icelandic composer of music for multimedia, a songwriter, and an electronic musician. She graduated with an M.A. degree in film scoring from New York University. Since graduation she has scored two feature films, including the HBO series We’re Here

“The Essex Serpent” follows London widow Cora Seaborne (Danes) who moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent. She forms a surprising bond of science and skepticism with the local pastor (Hiddleston), but when tragedy strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature.

Says O’Halloran and Stefánsdóttir:

“From our first conversations with director Clio Bernard, we knew we would be creating something layered and multidimensional. This was our first collaboration together as composers and it allowed us to explore subjects like fear of the unknown, the Victorian era where science and religion were in constant conflict, and the complexity of superstition. We got an incredible amount of trust from Clio to experiment! Even though it was a period piece set in late 1800’s, we took a modern approach to the music and how we wrote and recorded it, accentuating the sound of the wood and bow of the strings, and went deep into capturing the sound limits of the cello and electro acoustic manipulation.”

Track List:

01. Estuary

02. The Essex Serpent Main Title

03. I Mended You

04. The Serpent

05. Essex

06. Fata Morgana

07. The Devil Will Come For You

08. Funeral

09. The Morning After

10. Grace

11. Blood On The Boat

12. Matters Of The Heart

13. A Rational Explanation

14. The Gilded Cage

15. Will and Cora

16. If I Am A Sinner

17. He Is Waiting For Me, And I Am Ready

18. Cracknell

19. Back To Essex

20. In Uncertainty, And In Love

21. Stella Is Gone

22. Walk With Me

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Soundtrack News: ‘Pleasure’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is Available Now

Milan Records has released PLEASURE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE) by musician, composer, arranger and producer Karl Frid. Karl Frid studied classical music at the Royal College of Music in London with trombone as his main instrument, before making a musical U-turn. He went to study Afro-Cuban music at the CNSEA in Havana, Cuba before finishing his studies in Afro-American music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Since then he has worked as a full time freelance musician, composer, arranger and producer. His vast knowledge in music ranges from classical and jazz to Latin, hip-hop and pop music.

Available everywhere now, the album includes a mix of both original vocal tracks and instrumentals composed by Frid for the Plattform Produktion / NEON drama, which follows an adult film actress as she navigates the industry in Los Angeles.

Working in close collaboration with writer and director Ninja Thyberg, Frid devised a score that vacillates between sacred opera and hardcore hip-hop, a dichotomy echoing the conflict at the heart of the protagonist’s journey. Frid enlisted Swedish soprano Caroline Gentele to perform on the album’s choral-based songs, and rapper-singer Mapei along with producer Ludvig Klint to write and record the soundtrack’s three original hip hop tracks, the resulting 16-track collection coalescing into a truly one-of-a-kind musical universe befitting the onscreen story.

Of the score, composer Karl Frid had the following to say:

“When I first saw a raw cut of Pleasure, I knew I had to do the score. The female gaze on the working conditions from within this huge industry that no one wishes to speak about, let alone even acknowledge the existence of, was as liberatingly upfront and honest as provoking. I aimed to arrive at a musical universe that was not judgmental or too revealing, a process made in close collaboration with director Ninja Thyberg. The mix of sacred opera, vocalized by Caroline Gentele, and the raw and heavy hip hop beats featuring Mapei, created an interesting juxtaposition – that of the main character’s perception of herself in contrast to how men and society see her. The making of the film and the score has been a long journey and I’m very excited to finally share this music with the rest of the world.” 

PLEASURE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE)

TRACKLISTING –

  1. Pleasure
  2. Confutatis
  3. Una Gioia Sempre Viva
  4. My First Porn
  5. Fata Viam Invenient
  6. Una Gioia (feat. Mapei)
  7. Kink Orgasm
  8. Voca Me Cum Benedictus
  9. Ignis Tartari
  10. Oro Supplex
  11. Hard to the Core (feat. Mapei)
  12. Dai
  13. Confutatis in D Minor
  14. Bella & Joy
  15. Good Girl / Bad Girl (feat. Mapei)
  16. Confutatis in C Minor

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Soundtrack News: ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Original Soundtrack Available Now

Decca Records have released the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Downton Abbey: A New Era, scored by composer John Lunn. The soundtrack retains the distinctive sweeping orchestration and title motifs from the Emmy Award-winning series whilst celebrating the story’s entrance to a new decade with 1930s swinging Jazz and embracing the glitz of early cinema.

Scottish composer John Lunn has received two Primetime Emmy Awards and two BAFTA nominations for his scores for Downton Abbey. Classically trained yet contemporary in attitude, he combines a highly intelligent and sensitive approach with a sound that always hits at the emotional heart of a piece. Other television work includes ITV/PBS’s Grantchester, The White Queen and The White Princess, Shetland, The Last Kingdom and To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters.

Of the new soundtrack, Lunn had the following to say:

 “I’ve been working on Downton Abbey now for over ten years, but this is the soundtrack that I’m probably most proud of. It’s been a joyous return to working with the director Simon Curtis, we had previously worked together on Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky, and he seems to bring the best out of me. Along with reworking familiar and well-loved themes, the new storylines have opened up a whole new vista for me.”

Downton Abbey: A New Era Tracklist:

1.    A New Era (focus track)
2.    Kinema
3.    Côte D’Azur
4.    Guy
5.    All Aboard
6.    The Handsome Mr. Barber
7.    Crazy Rhythm (incl vocals by CHERISE)
8.    The Gambler
9.    Le Chapeau De Carson
10.  That I Do Remember
11.  First Draft
12.  Am I Blue (incl vocals by CHERISE)
13.  Then You’re In Luck
14.  Violet Mon Adorée
15.  Good News, Bad News
16.  The Last Farewell
17.  Cortege
18.  Next Generation
19.  Downton Abbey – The Suite

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Soundtrack News: Moon Knight Original Series Soundtrack is Available Now

Hollywood Records has released the MOON KNIGHT Original Series Soundtrack – Music by Hesham Nazih from the latest hit Marvel Studios superhero series on Disney+.

Hesham Nazih is an Egyptian composer best known for his distinguished style that interweaves authentic melodies with contemporary music. Nazih has built a 20+ year artistic career and has under his belt more than 40 award-winning soundtracks of blockbuster films that dominated the Egyptian box-office.

The soundtrack features 33 tracks by the Egyptian composer, who infused a signature Egyptian flavor with a more modern and contemporary sound rather than relying on outdated music tropes from the region. Hesham was also touched by the character of Marc Spector, who has to save the world while struggling with his own mental health issues, and used his score to express the human emotions that words cannot.

When Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life, he discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.

TRACK LIST

1. Moon Knight
2. The Village
3. Village Scales
4. Phone and Elevator Blues
5. Chaos Within
6. Full Moon Fight
7. Storage Locker
8. What Suit?
9. Moonlight Fight
10. Fake Passport
11. She Is Here
12. The Sky
13. The Boat
14. Takes the Body
15. Constellation
16. No Suit
17. The Kiss
18. Eye of Horus
19. Welcome Travelers
20. Weight of Hearts
21. The Cave
22. All Your Fault
23. Open the Door
24. Give Her a Call
25. The Inevitable
26. Humble Disciple
27. Befriending Myself
28. Rise and Shine
29. We Need More
30. New Skillsets
31. I’ll Never Stop
32. Meet My Friend
33. Summon the Suit

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Soundtrack News: ‘Morbius’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Now

Now available from Madison Gate Records comes MORBIUS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Music by Jon Ekstrand from the latest blockbuster Marvel/Sony superhero film. The soundtrack features 23 tracks by Ekstrand, who researched sounds that bats make and pushed his orchestra to replicate those sounds using instruments throughout the score.

Jon Ekstrand is a Stockholm based Swedish film composer and artist. He began his career under the mentorship of acclaimed sound designer Owe Svensson, where he sharpened his skills at understanding the power of sound and its dramaturgic importance in helping a story realize its potential. In 1998, whilst attending Stockholm Film School, Ekstrand met Director Daniel Espinosa, in which the two formed a tight creative relationship which continues to this day.

Due to the vampiric nature of the infamous Marvel antihero, the Swedish composer was also inspired by classic horror scores by the likes of John Carpenter, leaning in to the character’s monstrous nature rather than creating your expected superhero score.

Directed by Ekstrand’s longtime collaborator Daniel Espinosa, Morbius follows one of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters with Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforming into the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?

TRACK LIST

1. Dr. Michael Morbius

2. Cerro de la Muerte

3. Orphanage

4. A Cure Is Possible

5. Injection

6. Michael Wakes Up

7. The Need for Blood

8. Superhuman

9. Hospital Hunt

10. Research

11. Main Suspect

12. Stairway Escape

13. Milo Leaves

14. Through the Wall

15. Subway Fight

16. Subway Flight

17. Michael Needs a Lab

18. House Search

19. Rooftop Flight

20. Night Hunt

21. Birds of Prey

22. The Rise of Morbius

23. Morbius Flight

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Soundtrack News: The Official Soundtrack for ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ is Available Now

A24 has released the long-awaited, massive score by iconoclastic, experimental trio Son Lux (Rafiq Bhatia, Ian Chang, Ryan Lott) for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s critically-acclaimed Everything Everywhere All At Once.

The 49-track album demonstrates the band’s limitless capability, featuring striking collaborations with “indie-rock paragon” (Rolling Stone) Mitski, the legendary David Byrne, a duet with the one and only Randy Newman, and a featured performance with Moses Sumney’s “magnificently eerie” (NYT) vocals. 

Of the album, Son Lux had the following to say:

 “Even though we knew from the moment Daniels asked us to score this film that it would push us in new and unexpected directions, we couldn’t have predicted how much we’d learn from the project. What emerged was our most ambitious undertaking to date, over two years in the making, resulting in two hours of new music. It was an opportunity for us to play, to infuse humor into our work, and to experiment from and beyond our various musical backgrounds.”

Everything Everywhere All At Once is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action-adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman who can’t seem to finish her taxes. The exhilarating, multi-verse fever dream stars Michell Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong and Jamie Lee Curtis and is in theaters now.

TRACK LIST

  1. This Is A Life (Extended) ft. Mitski, David Byrne
  2. Wang Family Portrait
  3. Very Busy
  4. Vvvery Busy
  5. What Are You Thinking About?
  6. What a Fast Elevator!
  7. Switch Shoes to the Wrong Feet
  8. Nothing Could Possibly Matter More
  9. A Choice
  10. Chapstick
  11. The Fanny Pack
  12. Jobu Tupaki
  13. The Alphaverse
  14. The Mission ft. Nina Moffitt
  15. Deirdre Fight
  16. Waymond Cries
  17. I Love You Kung Fu
  18. My Life Without You 
  19. The Story of Jobu ft. Nina Moffitt
  20. Rendezvous at the Premiere
  21. It’s you… Juju Toobootie ft. Chris Pattishall, Nina Moffitt
  22. Everything Bagel
  23. You’re Living Your Worst You
  24. The Boxcutter
  25. Send Every Available Jumper
  26. Opera Fight ft. Surrija, yMusic
  27. Dog Fight 
  28. Drummer Fight
  29. Plug Fight
  30. Pinky Fight
  31. I Have Been Watching ft. Rob Moose, Nina Moffitt
  32. Somewhere Out There in All That Noise
  33. Jobu Sees All
  34. The Temple
  35. Evelyn Everywhere
  36. Evelyn All At Once
  37. This Is How I Fight
  38. In Another Life
  39. It All Just Goes Away
  40. Clair de Lune (Pied au Piano) ft. Chris Pattishall
  41. Come Recover (Empathy Fight)
  42. Your Day Will Come (Empathy Fight)
  43. Let Me Go
  44. Specks Of Time
  45. This Is A Life ft. Mitski, David Byrne 
  46. Fence ft. Moses Sumney
  47. Now We’re Cookin’ ft. Randy Newman
  48. Sucked Into A Bagel ft. Stephanie Hsu
  49. I Love You

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Soundtrack News: ‘The Lost City’ Original Soundtrack is Available Now

La-La Land Records and Paramount Music proudly are releasing Pinar Toprak’s original motion picture score to the Paramount Pictures action adventure comedy The Lost City, starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Danielle Radcliffe, and Brad Pitt. The score soundtrack will be available digitally from Paramount Music starting March 25, 2022, and on Limited Edition CD from www.lalalandrecords.com starting March 29, 2002.

Pinar Toprak has composed for major superhero sagas like Marvel Studios’ Captain MarvelDC’s Stargirl on The CW, and SY-FY’s Superman prequel series Krypton. She also scored HBO’s six-part docuseries McMillions, which earned her a 2020 Primetime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score).” In addition, she has written music for Epic Game’s massively popular online video game, Fortnite

“Writing this score brought me back to why I fell in love with film scores in the first place,” says renowned composer Pinar Toprak, “The adventure, the romance, and most importantly the FUN. It’s been a pure joy paying homage to those classic adventure films I loved growing up while giving it my own contemporary signature. It’s my sincerest hope that this score, like the ones that inspired me as a child, will withstand the test of time as well.”

In The Lost City, brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.” While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story. Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive the elements and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever.

TRACK LIST

1 – The Lost City of D
2 – Pinot Grigio on Ice
3 – Book Tour
4 – The Only Clue
5 – You’re Safe Now
6 – The Island
7 – Ruins Revealed
8 – People Eat Cake
9 – Gotta Go Up
10 – Highly Trained & Very Dangerous
11 – Contoured Scenery
12 – Hands out, Butt to Butt
13 – Alan Gets a Moped 
14 – Hammock Extraction
15 – Set Your World on Fire
16 – It’s Not a Metaphor
17 – Watch Your Step
18 – The Tomb
19 – Fairfax Escapes
20 – Dulcius Ex Asperis
21 – Got Your Back
22 – A New Adventure Beginning
23 – The Final Countdown
24 – Danza De Dos
25 – Bolerito De La Isla
26 – Lagrimas Sin Fin (feat. Cecilia Noel)
27 – Stage Mishap (Bonus Track)
28 – Book Trailer (Bonus Track)

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Soundtrack News: Milan Records Releases ‘Ranking of Kings’ Original Anime Soundtrack

Milan Records has released RANKING OF KINGS (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK) by composer MAYUKO (Cells at Work).  Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by MAYUKO for the hugely-popular original anime series nominated for Best Animation at the 2022 Crunchyroll Awards. From Wit Studio and Aniplex, the first 21 episodes of Ranking of Kings are available to stream on Crunchyroll and Funimation now.

Of the soundtrack, composer MAYUKO had the following to say:

“I encountered a wonderful work of art called Ranking of Kings and thought ‘I can make the music for this piece!’ I composed this piece with the feeling that it was the culmination of my life as a musician. Crying to sad songs, dancing to happy songs – a total of 91 tracks created with the characters’ feelings in mind. Along with Bojji’s great adventure, it has been my great adventure. We hope you enjoy every bit of it!”

The people of the kingdom look down on the young Prince Bojji, who can neither hear nor speak. They call him “The Useless Prince” while jeering at his supposed foolishness. How prosperous your nation is, how many powerful warriors it boasts, and how heroic and strong its king is. These are the criteria that factor into the system known as the Ranking of Kings. The main character, Bojji, was born the first prince of the kingdom ruled by King Bossu, who is ranked number seven in the Ranking of Kings. But Bojji was born unable to hear and is so powerless that he can’t even swing a sword. In consequence, not only his own retainers, but also the public, look down upon him as completely unfit to be king. It is then that Bojji finds his first friend, Kage. His fateful encounter with Kage ignites a tiny spark of courage, and Bojji’s life takes a dramatic turn…

RANKING OF KINGS (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK)

TRACKLISTING – 

DISC 1
1. Ranking of Kings -Main Theme-
2. Ranking of Kings -Yuuki-
3. Bojji no Asa
4. Theme of Bojji
5. Chiisana Keikaishin
6. Hajimete no Kaiwa
7. Theme of Kage
8. Kyuuchi ni Tatasareru
9. Kyojinzoku
10. Idai na King Bosse
11. Teawase
12. Mamono Syugeki
13. Kage no Kanashii Kako
14. Hiyaase
15. Haha no Orgel
16. Onore no Sentaku
17. …Yabai!
18. Saiki Funou
19. Bojji to Kage no Yujyo
20. Ou no Shi
21. Ouhi no Ketsudan
22. Nigasanai
23. Tomadoi
24. Hiling no Doryoku
25. Oikakekko
26. Oniicyan ni Narunoyo
27. Bojji Daiboken
28. Wakai no Dance
29. Daida no Jyuatsu
30. Satsuriku Keikaku
31. Onaji Kanashimi wo Motsu Mono
32. Uragiri

DISC 2
33. Magic Mirror
34. Miranjo no Yuwaku
35. Hiyaku no Kansei
36. Kishi toshiteno Kejime
37. Tsuyosa no Syomei
38. Bojji Sentoutaisei
39. Kanashimi no Nakade
40. Fushigi na Basyo
41. Daiji na Mono ha Yuki
42. Despa saan!!
43. Trauma
44. Shikeishikko
45. King Daida..?
46. Yuki wo Mune ni Maee
47. Akasareru Shinjitsu
48. Watashi ha Anata wo Mamoremasu
49. Ketsui no Concerto
50. Meifu no Jyokamachi
51. Hitobito no cyosyo
52. Ranking of Kings -Ani to Otouto-
53. Oji no Syakaikengaku
54. Zaininsyu
55. Meifu no Kenou
56. Fujimi
57. Senjyo de Nagareru Chi
58. Warera Shitennou
59. Chiyu no Mahou
60. Kishi no Tatakai
61. Kore ga Sensou da
62. Kurikaesareru Higeki
63. Anoko ha Daijyobu
64. Ranking of Kings -Chiisana Ousama-

DISC 3

  1. Ranking of Kings -Eiyu no Shikaku-
  2. Ouken no Kunou
  3. Senritsu
  4. Sanzu no Kawa
  5. Konoyo no Miren
  6. Hito no Shiawase no Ue ni
  7. Uragiri to Fushin no Kuni
  8. Haha no Gisei Ai
  9. Dakishimetekureru Sonzai
  10. Torimodoshitakatta Egao
  11. Machigai no Hajimari
  12. Kyodai na Chiyu no Maho
  13. Bojji VS Bosse
  14. Ou no Ken
  15. Mamoritai Inochi
  16. Majin tono Keiyaku
  17. Zange
  18. Jibun sae Yokereba
  19. Majin
  20. Ore no Tsuma ni Nattekure
  21. Oinaru Ai
  22. Ranking of Kings -Kokuo Tanjyo-
  23. Kitto Dareka no Yaku ni Tateru
  24. Kieta Tomodachi
  25. Naitara Dame da
  26. Zutto Soba ni Iruyo
  27. Saikai no Yorokobi

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‘Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons’ Original Soundtrack Available Now

The original soundtrack for Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons is now available on all major streaming platforms. Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons is the third expansion for the award-winning and critically acclaimed MMORPG Guild Wars 2 and is the culmination of the Elder Dragon Saga. The music for this expansion was composed by Maclaine Diemer, Michael Choi, Sojin Ryu, Andi Roselund, Bryan Atkinson, and Lena Raine, with an additional track from Joyce Kwon.

The soundtrack includes 58 tracks, which perfectly captures the mood of the thrilling battles, intrigue, and exploration throughout the mysterious continent of Cantha.

“For Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons, we wanted the music to sound like nothing players have heard in the game so far,” stated Diemer. “There is the familiar grand and beautiful orchestra, some otherworldly acoustic and synthetic textures, and at the heart of it all is a strong influence from traditional Korean music. It’s been a profound journey for me to open myself to this beautiful music and culture, and I am ecstatic to share that joy with the world.”

The soundtrack for Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons can be accessed on any major streaming platform now.

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Soundtrack News: ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Season 2 Soundtrack is Available Now

Milan Records has released the Original Series Soundtrack to Season 2 of HBO®’s THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES by multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter JOSEPH STEPHENS

Joseph Stephens is a contemporary composer and songwriter for television and film. At an early age he began experimenting and creating music with 4 track tape machines, delay pedals, guitars, radios, and anything else he could get his hands on. Writing music and playing in bands throughout college, Joseph established lasting relationships with frequent collaborators Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, and Jody Hill. His current work includes The Righteous Gemstones, Amazon series Upload from Greg Daniels, Netflix’s Never Have I Ever from Mindy Kaling, and the feature film, Family Squares, directed by Stephanie Laing.

Available everywhere now, the album features both instrumental score music and original vocal songs written by Stephens for the second season of the comedy series about a world-famous televangelist family. Returning to the series after scoring the first season, Stephens has created what he calls a “massive soundscape with a wide palette of sonic vibrations and textures.” The resulting 50-track collection reflects this expansiveness, ranging from synth-heavy instrumentals punctuated by operatic choral voices, distant whispers and manipulated tape machines to original worship songs and Christian Rock parodies.

The original vocal songs featured on the album were written primarily by Stephens and performed throughout the new season by the series cast, with contributions from Joe Jonas (as himself), Jennifer Nettles (as Aimee-Leigh Gemstone), Edi Patterson (as Judy Gemstone), Danny McBride (as Jesse Gemstone), Adam DeVine (as Kelvin Gemstone), Walton Goggins (as Baby Billy Freeman) and more. Following Season 1’s viral hit “Misbehavin’,” Stephens once again collaborates with Jennifer Nettles for “Sassy on Sunday,” the duo co-writing the track together and Nettles performing the song as her character Aimee-Leigh Gemstone. Stephens also collaborated with Edi Patterson to co-write “Butterflies” (performed by Patterson’s character Judy Gemstone) and “Rock My Boy’s Body.” Elsewhere, the two tracks by the fictional Tears of David church house band and album opener “Hallelujah By and By” were written by Mike Mitschele and Rick Randall, and “Howdy Neighbor” was written and performed by the Dynamite Brothers.

Of his original vocal tracks, composer JOSEPH STEPHENS had the following to say:

“At their core, the Gemstone family is a musical one. We wanted to surround them with songs that reflect their origins. Following in the footsteps of ‘Misbehavin’’ from Season 1, ‘Sassy on Sunday,’ co-written with Jennifer Nettles, finds Aimee-Leigh Gemstone embracing her evolution into the ‘80s Christian country/pop genre. ‘Home at Christmastime’ serves as a holiday family singalong. ‘Some Broken Hearts Will Never Mend’ takes the family sing-along concept to new levels. Much attention to detail has been paid to these various decade-spanning compositions, including instrumentation, recording techniques, and lyrical content. We want these songs to be believable. Some songs are performed ‘live’ on camera while others are recordings within the show’s narrative. We’ve also chosen to release all of these songs to the public under the characters’ names, in an effort to further enrich the world of The Righteous Gemstones. While ‘Rock My Boy’s Body’ is not performed by a Gemstone character, its place in the Gemstone family universe has yet to be fully revealed.”

THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES: SEASON 2 (ORIGINAL HBO SERIES SOUNDTRACK)

TRACKLISTING –

1.       Hallelujah By and By – Judy Gemstone

2.       G.O.D.D. Love – Tears of David

3.       God Blessed Texas – Joe Jonas

4.       Howdy Neighbor – Dynamite Brothers & The Lissons Children’s Choir

5.       Bright New Day – Tears of David

6.       There is a Fountain – Baby Billy Freeman

7.       Butterflies – Judy Gemstone

8.       Rock My Boy’s Body  – Joseph Stephens

9.       Home at Christmastime – Aimee-Leigh & Baby Billy

10.    Sassy on Sunday – Aimee-Leigh Gemstone

11.    Sassy on Sunday – Judy Gemstone

12.    Let’s Go to Zion – The Holy Zion Steel Drum Band

13.    Some Broken Hearts Never Mend – Jesse, Judy & Kelvin Gemstone

14.    Broken Thumbs 

15.    I’m Gonna Kill Myself

16.    Junior Returns 

17.    The Maniac Kid 

18.    Thaniel 

19.    Here to See Dr. Gemstone

20.    Pradera de Dios 

21.    Save Our Family 

22.    Breaking and Entering

23.    This Stays With Us 

24.    Junior at the Gate 

25.    All His Faculties 

26.    Text Chain 

27.    Manscaping 

28.    Respect My Authority

29.    Sugarcups 

30.    Glendon Theme 

31.    Be Not Deceived 

32.    Life Is But a Dream

33.    Cycle Ninjas 

34.    I Challenge You 

35.    Keefe’s Challenge 

36.    Clean Slate 

37.    Son of Eli 

38.    Person’s Business 

39.    Hospital Attack 

40.    Motorcycle Chase 

41.    The Ghost of Aimee-Leigh

42.    A Closed Fist 

43.    Memphis Confrontation

44.    No Honor Among Thieves

45.    Burn It Down 

46.    You’re a Great Son 

47.    I Can Explain 

48.    A Mouthful of Sand 

49.    Walk Into the Ocean

50.    Eaten By Wolves

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