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. – Dread Central
Music.Film Recordings has released 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. Dread Central premiered the track, “Brave New World,” which you can listen to now.
See below for the album purchase link, track list and the movie trailer.
The STX Films release has opened #1 in 13 countries overseas and stars Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, David Denman and Hope Davis.
Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]
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
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.”
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 Papillon starring 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.
STX Films presents Greenland, coming soon to theaters.