LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Back Lot Music has released the soundtrack album for Universal Pictures' Split, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, it was announced today. The soundtrack includes new music from composer West Dylan Thordson, and the digital soundtrack release coincides with the film's domestic release today. A vinyl version of the album is planned for later this year.
Thordson is a composer and bandleader who got his start in the Twin Cities music scene before moving to New York and developing his career as a composer of film scores. After leading the band, A Whisper in the Noise for many years, he caught his first big break when Shyamalan featured Thordson's version of Bob Dylan's classic "The Times They Are A-Changin'" at the end of Shyamalan's film Lady in the Water.
Though Thordson's move to New York was meant to be temporary, until the end of working on the film Foxcatcher, his rise in the ranks of film composers continued in 2015 when he scored every episode of the HBO hit series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. It was this series that lead Thordson to working on Split, after Shyamalan and team became fans of his score from the series.
Discussing his work with Shyamalan on the film, Thordson says, "Night was meticulous as a director on Split, seeing the score's role as shadowing the emotional journey of the characters on screen as the story unfolded. As for the sonic colors, we heavily focused on keeping the timbre animalistic and raw."
About the Film
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating grip of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs with Split, an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man's fractured, gifted mind. Following 2015's breakout hit The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series, The Gift) for the film.
While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being.
Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.
For Split, Shyamalan and Blum reassemble their core team from The Visit, the No. 1-grossing horror film of 2015. Their fellow collaborators include producer Marc Bienstock and executive producers Ashwin Rajan, Steven Schneider and Kevin Frakes.
- What's Wrong With Barry?
- Dr. Fletcher in Philadelphia
- A Way Out
- Dr. Fletcher and the World
- What Are You Up to, Dennis?
- Casey Tells the Truth
- Somebody Save Us
- Last Rites
- I Know You Want to Tell Me Something
- There Are Things That Are Hard to Believe
- I'm Really Sad You Feel That Way
- Meeting the Others
- The Beast is On the Move
- Dr. Fletcher's Death
- Casey Meets the Beast
- Kevin Wendell Crumb
- The Standoff
- The Rise of the Beast
- The Beast (Bonus Track)
Purchase the soundtrack: http://smarturl.it/SplitOST
Back Lot Music is Universal Pictures' in-house record label.
For more information, please contact:
Nikki Walsh, Back Lot Music/Universal Pictures
(818) 777-9151, Nikki.Walsh@nbcuni.com
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