Back Lot Music will release the soundtrack for The Purge, Universal Pictures’ upcoming speculative thriller starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey, on June 4th.. The Purge Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features new music by Nathan Whitehead. The film opens on June 7th.
“Scoring The Purge was a fascinating and haunting exploration into what we value as a society and how far will we go in the name of greater social good,” Whitehead reflects. “Sonically, this was such a fun world to develop as I got to record and process a lot of strange sounds to create our own vocabulary for the score—everything from spring rattles and noisy toys to whooshing traffic and subway tunnels.
He adds: “Then working with this gritty, textural palette I aimed to tell two main stories musically: Will we survive the night and even if we do, what does this say about us as human beings? I found this combination of tense action and human drama to be so compelling and it was really rewarding to express that musically.”
For more on The Purge, check in on our interview with Jason Blum here.