The Man Who Fell To Earth: Themes and Sketches Album Releases Digitally, Showtime Original Series Now Streaming!

“Each track is a fascinating listen that maps out the relationship between the original character and the themes found in the score as it evolved through the early stages.” – ScreenRant⁠

Lakeshore Records has released The Man Who Fell To Earth: Themes and Sketches, featuring music by Emmy-winning and Grammy®-nominated composer Jeff Russo (Star Trek: Picard, Fargo, Oslo), available now digitally, worldwide.  From the SHOWTIME drama series, starring Oscar nominees Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomi Harris, the tracks are a fascinating listen to the original character and relationship themes found in the score as they evolved in their early stages—whether orchestrated differently or stripped down to piano or organ sketches.  A score album is forthcoming.  View the album streaming links, track list and more below.

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Stream]

Track List
01. Fusion (Theme 1)
02. Anthea (Theme 2)
03. Family Back Home (Theme 3)
04. Justin’s Theme
05. Justin’s Theme (Piano Sketch)
06. The Family OriGen
07. Justin 2
08. Faraday
09. Pupae
10. Under the Stars
11. Under the Stars (Wind Quintet)
12. Faraday 4
13. Justin and Faraday (Organ Sketch)
14. Justin and Faraday (Full Orchestra)
15. Josiah
16. Josiah (Wind Quintet)
17. Cross Country 1
18. Cross Country 2


Inspired by the Walter Tevis novel of the same name and the iconic David Bowie film, The Man Who Fell To Earth follows a new alien character (Ejiofor) who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future. Harris plays Justin Falls, a brilliant scientist and engineer who must conquer her own demons in the race to save two worlds.

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH is executive produced by Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, John Hlavin, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Chiwetel Ejiofor and STUDIOCANAL’s Rola Bauer and Françoise Guyonnet. The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Timberman/Beverly. STUDIOCANAL owns the rights for both Walter Tevis’ book as well as the Nicolas Roeg film with David Bowie. The series is distributed internationally by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

Says Russo: “Releasing Themes and Sketches was a way for me to share the process of creating the motifs and themes for the characters of the show as they were originally conceived. You can see different ways the themes can be played which eventually play out in the score.”


Jeff Russo is an Emmy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated composer, scoring varied and compelling music for film, television and video games. Russo received two Emmy nominations in 2021. One for his score of FX Networks’ Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning series Fargo, for which he won an Emmy in 2016 and earned two additional nominations. The second, for HBO Max’s Oslo, which he co-composed with Zoë Keating. Russo also received a BAFTA nomination for Best Music for Annapurna Interactive’s video game, What Remains of Edith Finch.

Russo’s film credits include Bartlett Sher’s Oslo, starring Ruth Wilson and Andrew Scott; Sabrina Doyle’s Lorelei, starring Jena Malone and Pablo Schreiber, which premiered at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival; Noah Hawley’s Lucy in the Sky, starring Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm, which premiered at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival; Craig Macneill’s Lizzie, starring Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival; Peter Berg’s action-thriller film, Mile 22, starring Mark Wahlberg; and Jon Avnet’s Three Christs, starring Richard Gere, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

His music can also be heard on shows such as Showtime Networks’ The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris; Paramount +’s Star Trek: Picard, starring Patrick Stewart; and Star Trek: Discovery, starring Sonequa Martin-Green and Anthony Rapp; CBS’s Clarice, starring Rebecca Breeds and Michael Cudlitz; FX’s Fargo, starring Chris Rock and Jessie Buckley; Legion, starring Dan Stevens and Rachel Keller; and Snowfall, staring Isaiah John and Amin Joseph; Apple TV+’s For All Mankind, starring Joel Kinnaman and Michael Dorman; Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, starring Elliott Page and Mary J. Blige; Cursed, starring Katherine Langford; and Altered Carbon, starring Chris Conner and Renée Elise Goldsberry; Hulu’s The Act, starring Patricia Arquette; Starz’s Power Book II: Ghost, a sequel to Power, produced by Curtis Jackson “50 Cent;” and Counterpart, starring J.K. Simmons; HBO’s Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated series The Night Of, starring John Tuturro; and more.

In addition to composing music for film and television, Russo is a founding member, lead guitarist and co-songwriter of two-time Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling rock band, Tonic. Their debut album, Lemon Parade, posted three singles in the U.S. Mainstream rock charts’ Top 10 with “If You Could Only See” rocketing to number one. In 2003, the band received two Grammy nominations, one for “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” for “Take Me As I Am,” and one for “Best Rock Album.”

An alien (Chiwetel Ejiofor) arrives on earth with a mission: to learn to become human and find the one woman (Naomie Harris) who can help save his species. Together they discover that in order to save his world, they must first save ours. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris. Watch new episodes every Sunday on SHOWTIME.

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