Don't Worry Darling (Score From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Features the Music of Academy Award-Nominated Composer John Powell
LOS ANGELES, September 23, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WaterTower Music is proud to announce that two albums of music from the New Line Cinema film "Don’t Worry Darling" are now available for digital purchase and streaming, and are also available for Vinyl and CD pre-order from Mondo. Directed by Olivia Wilde ("Booksmart"), "Don’t Worry Darling" stars Florence Pugh (Oscar-nominated for "Little Women"), Harry Styles ("Dunkirk"), Wilde (upcoming "Babylon"), Gemma Chan ("Crazy Rich Asians"), KiKi Layne ("The Old Guard") and Chris Pine ("All the Old Knives"), and opens today in North American theaters.
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To assemble and complete the musical vision of the film, Wilde turned to composer John Powell and music supervisor Randall Poster ("No Time to Die").
The Don't Worry Darling (Score from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) showcases all new music from Academy Award- and three-time Grammy Award-nominated composer John Powell ("Happy Feet," "How To Train Your Dragon," "Solo: A Star Wars Story"). When it came to composing the score, Powell first viewed the assemblage without any sound, only the dialogue. Director Olivia Wilde remembers, "Then he said to me, ‘This movie is more romantic than you are letting it be. Let the score be something that sweeps our hearts away.’ He said that if we played with something more romantic, and used percussion to feel like a heartbeat… by bringing in the world of the orchestra he made it much more emotionally impactful. This was my first experience being able to be with a composer conducting the orchestra, creating the score. I was overwhelmed with that moment, like a kid in a candy store."
When it came to assembling the songs from the film that would ultimately be compiled into the Don't Worry Darling (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Wilde reached out to two-time Grammy Award-winning music supervisor Randall Poster, whom she calls "one of the all-time greatest." The director and Poster crossed paths while working on the Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger executive-produced series "Vinyl." Wilde supplies, "Randy has an encyclopedic knowledge of music, and I really wanted to place the audience in this era through music. It’s such a great time for music and Randy and I had a lot of fun building the soundtrack, using so many of the songs I’ve been waiting for a long time to put into a movie. And what made it such a fun experience to be in the world of this movie was to dance to this wonderful music."
The two albums feature the film’s score and songs, respectively, and are now available digitally. Both albums are now available for preorder on Vinyl and CD configurations from Mondo. CDs are scheduled for a November 18 release, and the Vinyl is scheduled for a January 2023 release. Mondo webstore exclusive vinyl will be pressed on 140g Black and White Swirl; it will be available on other colors through select independent retailers.
The Don't Worry Darling (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) track list is below:
The Right Time
Where or When
Benny Goodman Trio
Comin' Home Baby
The Oogum Boogum Song
Tears on My Pillow
Little Anthony & The Imperials
Need Your Love So Bad
Little Willie John
Santo & Johnny
You Belong To Me
Helen Foster and the Rovers
Someone To Watch Over Me
With You All the Time (from "Don't Worry Darling")
Alice and Jack
The Don't Worry Darling (Score from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), with score by John Powell, track list is as follows:
Beginners Ballet Class
Breakfast of Champignons
Welcome to the Party
In the Bedroom
Trolley to HQ
Waking Up to an Ever-Decreasing World
Advanced Ballet Class
Long Relaxing Bath
A Doctor Visits
Whisky by the Hearth
In the Ladies with Bunny
Whose World Is It?
Sorties & Delusions
Dinner Party Fallout
We Need to Go
Everything Is Good Now
Catechisms & Catheters
All for You Alice
Bunny’s Wise Words
End Credits (Don’t Worry Darling)
ABOUT THE FILM
Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The 1950’s societal optimism espoused by their CEO, Frank (Pine)—equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach—anchors every aspect of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia.
While the husbands spend every day inside the Victory Project Headquarters, working on the "development of progressive materials," their wives—including Frank’s elegant partner, Shelley (Chan)—get to spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and unquestioning commitment to the Victory cause.
But when cracks in her idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing in Victory, and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise?
Wilde directs from a screenplay penned by her "Booksmart" writer Katie Silberman, based on a story by Carey Van Dyke & Shane Van Dyke and Silberman. The film is produced by Wilde, Silberman, Miri Yoon and Roy Lee, with Richard Brener, Celia Khong, Alex G. Scott, Catherine Hardwicke, Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke executive producing. A New Line Cinema presentation, "Don’t Worry Darling" will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
ABOUT JOHN POWELL
A native of London, JOHN POWELL (Music Composed and Conducted by) was a mediocre violinist as a child, wrote music for commercials out of school and assisted composer Patrick Doyle in the early 1990s. He moved to the U.S. in 1997, where he worked on numerous projects for Hans Zimmer and his film music company Remote Control. He co-wrote the score for "Antz" with Harry Gregson-Williams, and quickly became one of the most desirable, versatile and exciting composers in town.
Powell was catapulted into the realm of A-list composers by displaying an entirely original voice with his oft-referenced scores to the first installment of Bourne trilogy, "The Bourne Identity." He has also become the go-to writer for family animated films, scoring such hits as "Shrek" and "Chicken Run" (both co-written with Harry Gregson-Williams), "Ice Age: The Meltdown," "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," "Ice Age: Continental Drift," "Bolt," both "Rio" films, both "Happy Feet" films and the first two installments of "Kung Fu Panda" (co-written with Hans Zimmer). His pulsating action music has provided the fuel for "Hancock," "Green Zone," "Stop Loss," "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" and "The Italian Job." His music has also sweetened the romance of "Two Weeks Notice" and "P.S.: I Love You." In 2006 his music empowered "X-Men: The Last Stand," lent tenderness to "I Am Sam" and gripping, real-time drama to "United 93."
His infectious score for "How to Train Your Dragon" earned him his first Academy Award nomination. Throughout his career, Powell also collected three Grammy nominations for his scores, ranging from sci-fi to family animation. Powell has also lent his voice to the score of Warner Bros.’ "Pan," "Ferdinand" (directed by Carlos Saldanha), "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and "How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World." Powell scored "Solo: A Star Wars Story," directed by Ron Howard and the family adventure feature "The Call of the Wild."
In addition to his numerous film scores of all genres, John Powell has also written concert works for choir and orchestra. A selection of these has been released with the album "Hubris: Choral Works by John Powell," including his deeply moving oratorio, "A Prussian Requiem."
ABOUT RANDALL POSTER (Music Supervisor) is among the most highly regarded music supervisors working in film and TV. Poster is thrilled with the work he and Olivia Wilde did on "Don’t Worry Darling," creating a vibrant and unique music element for the vibrant and unique film. Poster and Wilde met during the making of HBO’s series "Vinyl" and share a love of music.
Poster continues to work many of the world’s premier filmmakers, including Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Richard Linklater, Todd Phillips, Todd Haynes and Sam Mendes. His work consistently moves across pop culture-defining projects, from "Zoolander" to "Tiger King," from "School of Rock" to "The Queen’s Gambit," from "The Grand Budapest Hotel" to "Kids."
Poster is a two-time Grammy award winner.
In 2020, Poster produced the acclaimed film "The Devil All the Time," directed by Antonio Campos and starring Tom Holland, Riley Keough, Robert Pattinson, Jason Clarke and Haley Bennett.
Poster is currently at work on new films by Anderson, Scorsese, Linklater and Sofia Coppola.
ABOUT WATERTOWER MUSIC
WaterTower Music, the in-house label for the WarnerMedia companies, releases recorded music as rich and diverse as the companies themselves. It has been the soundtrack home to many of the world’s most iconic films, television shows and games since 2001.
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