An enjoyably evil, bonkers spin on “The Scarlet Letter” gets exactly the tripped out sound of social media maniacs it deserves from former Passion Pit front man Ian Hultquist for “Assassination Nation” – Film Music Magazine
Film music critic Daniel Schweiger has published his list of the Best Scores of 2018 at Film Music Magazine, featuring Assassination Nation – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Ian Hultquist! The Sam Levinson-directed Assassination Nation film is described as “One of the smartest, most perceptive commentaries on a contemporary society distorted and magnified by online hysteria…” (The Observer UK). Ian previously released scores to AXL and Animals on Lakeshore Records. See Daniel Schweiger’s full Best Scores list at Film Music Magazine.
Listen to the cue from Assassination Nation soundtrack, “I’m Not The Monster You Think I Am” now at Mandatory! The track premiere also features an interview with composer Ian Hultquist who speaks about being influenced by Isabella Summers (of Florence + The Machine) on this soundtrack and what it was like to collaborate with Director Sam Levinson. The film is now playing in theaters and the soundtrack is out now via Lakeshore Records!
Hultquist takes an orchestral, synthwave composition and alters his track to a striking effect which seems to flow poignantly with the satirical horror film Sam Levinson directed. – Flaunt
“It’s the demon spawn of Heathers and The Purge” – New York Times
Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to Sam Levinson’s (The Wizard of Lies, ) new film, Assassination Nation, featuring score by Ian Hultquist (AXL, Animals). Starring Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, and ABRA, Assassination Nation opens in theaters Friday, September 21. Listen to the debut track, “Slay ‘Em High Killa” exclusively now at Flaunt Magazine!
Join Composer Ian Hultquist on his Reddit AMA on Tuesday, September 25 (3 PM PT/6PM ET) and get your Assassination Nation questions ready for him!