Lakeshore Records is set to release Superintelligence—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring music by Fil Eisler (“Empire”, “Shameless”), digitally on February 26. Eisler has created a vivid orchestral backdrop that illuminates the emotional themes of the technological comedy thriller. The film directed by Ben Falcone and starring Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Brian Tyree Henry, and James Corden is available now on HBO Max.
Ahead of the album release, we are thrilled to premiere the track, “End of Days/Saving George.” Listen below.
Pre-save the album: [Digital]
02. End Of Days / Saving George
03. Hit The Bricks (Carol and George’s Theme)
04. Toaster Takedown
05. Carrier Pigeons
06. Play Hooky With Me
07. Synaptic Activity
08. Lead Foot
09. Operation Sahara
10. Superintelligence Meet Carol
11. It’s Not The End Of The World
12. Make Things Right
13. Abduction, Pt. 1
14. Sentient Intelligence
15. Octagon Soup
16. Abduction, Pt. 2
17. The Last Line Of Defense
18. Apocalypse Later
19. Boozehounds and Barcodes
20. New Digital Overlord (Finale)
When an all-powerful Superintelligence (James Corden) chooses to study the most average person on Earth, Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy), the fate of the world hangs in the balance. As the A.I. decides to enslave, save or destroy humanity, it’s up to Carol to prove that people are worth saving.
Says Eisler: “When Ben and I first talked about the movie and what the score should sound like, he had this very clear idea that he wanted the score to have a timeless quality to it, not necessarily old fashioned, just not overtly “futuristic” or synth based. The conceit of the movie is of course that computers and A.I. have finally got the better of us and are about to kill us all but it’s very much a human story and a love story within that construct. So ultimately, I took a fairly old school approach to both the writing and the recording of the score. I had done quite a few scores that were some sort of hybrid of synths and orchestra at that point or orchestra and other instrumentation but on this one the idea was that if we were going to record anything whatsoever, it was all going to happen live, in that room at the scoring session.
It sounds almost quite quaint by today’s standards but if music is emotion, then it stands to reason that half of it is in the writing and half of it in the performance. Meaning, you can’t just expect to go out there and get everything in the first pass. You have to find that magic take, which really isn’t that different from directing actors in a scene. They have to find the truth in the story and your job is to try and navigate them there.”
ABOUT FIL EISLER
Fil Eisler is one of today’s busiest and most diverse film composers, with projects that range from big studio action pieces and comedies, to gritty independent films and hit television shows. He has been nominated for and been the recipient of numerous awards including the World Soundtrack Awards New Discovery, SXSW Best Soundtrack Award and multiple BMI Awards. Eisler’s ability to understand directors’ musical intent and his flexible approach to scoring has led to numerous collaborations with some of Hollywood’s most accomplished creatives, including Lee Daniels, Marti Noxon, Catherine Hardwicke, Ben Falcone, and Phillip Noyce, with whom he is currently working on the thriller feature film “Lakewood,” starring Naomi Watts.
Eisler, a Czech-born, English-raised composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, has worked with ensembles of all shapes and sizes to help bring his scores to life. Variety described his music as “smoky, elaborate film noir-inspired compositions,” while Beatweek Magazine praised him for making “beautiful music” that “…almost acts as another character further enveloping the audience in its grasp.”
Eisler’s inventive scores and signature themes enliven some of TV’s most popular series and notable films. His tension-filled orchestral cues for Fox’s Golden Globe-nominated drama series “Empire” and Sony’s action thriller “Proud Mary,” provide a powerful contrast to his integrated electronic and orchestral arrangements for Netflix’s sci-fi thriller “The Titan,” and provocative music for Lifetime’s Peabody-winning series “UnReal.” He also composed the main title music for Amazon’s critically acclaimed “The Romanoffs.” Recently in television, Eisler has been scoring two quite different series for Netflix now in their second seasons, “Biohackers,” a German-produced action/suspense series and the massively popular youth-oriented Netflix series “Outer Banks”. Last fall he scored the HBO Max premiere feature, “Super Intelligence,” starring Melissa McCarthy, and recently teamed up with them again on the feature “Thunder Force” for Netflix. This heavy-metal/orchestral hybrid score features guest instrumentalists Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Dave Lombardo (Slayer/Suicidal Tenencies). Together with vocals from Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) and Corey Taylor (Slipnot), Fil and this supergroup recorded the eponymous title song for the feature as well.
Eisler’s music for Showtime’s Emmy-winning “Shameless” earned him the BMI Film and TV Award. The same year, he also won the BMI Award as both the composer and conductor for ABC’s breakout hit drama “Revenge.” Eisler also composed the main title theme and acted as co-composer and music director for the Peabody-winning documentary, “Newtown,” for which he organized and led an all-star line-up of over a dozen Hollywood composers who each donated a piece of music for the film.
In 2008, Eisler was invited to participate in the prestigious Sundance Film Composer’s Lab and his projects have garnered critical acclaim on the film festival circuit ever since. As part of his ongoing commitment to independent film, he returned to Sundance in 2011 with the Inupiaq-themed thriller “On the Ice,” scored the Sundance-backed documentary “Whatever It Takes” and Jonathan van Tulleken’s BAFTA-nominated horror thriller “Off Season.” Eisler won the Best Film Score Award for his work on Robbie Pickering’s “Natural Selection” at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. The film was the most decorated of the festival, also winning the Grand Jury and Audience Awards. He continued his work with Pickering on the 2015 Sony feature “Freaks of Nature. and was represented at the 2017 festival with Marti Noxon’s To The Bone (Netflix) and at the 2020 festival with the documentary “Us Kids.”
Eisler’s credits further include three films for Warner Bros., the comedy “Life of the Party,” the hilarious film reboot of “CHIPS,” and the People’s Choice Awards-nominated “How To Be Single.” Eisler has scored several shows across multiple genres including AMC’s twisted drama, “Dietland” and Bravo’s hit comedy series “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce.”
Fil lives in Los Angles with his one lovely wife, two charming kids, and three badly-behaved dogs.
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