Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood has shared his score for the new film, The Power Of The Dog.
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Greenwood is no stranger to scoring films, but this time he’s tackling Jane Campion’s new Netflix Western. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst, the movie is in limited release. It won’t be on Netflix until next month, though.
Today’s soundtrack is quintessential Jonny Greenwood. For The Power Of The Dog, Greenwood hones in on the acoustics and horns. It’s packed with tension that definitely channels the high stakes of the forthcoming flick.
Stream the soundtrack for The Power Of The Dog below.
“The main thought I kept returning to was that this film is set in the modern era,” Greenwood explains. “It’s too easy to assume any cowboy story takes place in the 19th century. There is so much culture in Phil’s character. He’s well read and it isn’t hard to imagine his taste in music being—alongside his proficiency on the banjo—very sophisticated. The pleasure in a character this complex and emotionally pent-up, is that it allows for complexity in some of the music, as well as simpler, sweeter things for his contrasting brother. Bouncing between these two characters, musically, generated a lot of ideas.”
Earlier this month, Greenwood previewed The Power Of The Dog soundtrack with “West” and “25 Years.”
“Jonny Greenwood, our composer, is a genius,” Campion says. “Simple as that.”
He’s also been busy composing the score for Pablo Larraín’s Princess Diana biopic Spencer. He already shared it in full, but he originally previewed it with “Crucifix.”