Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross continue their prolific scoring career, this time for Netflix’s psychological action thriller Bird Box.
The latest in a series of films that focus on sensory deprivation (see also: A Quiet Place and Altered States), the film has become a full viral sensation, with 26 million viewers streaming the title within its first seven days on the platform reports Nielson.
As Reznor and Ross have explained on their website, the 66-minute album is labelled as the “abridged” version of the score:
“We created a significant amount of music and conceptual sound for Bird Box, a lot of which never made it to your ears in the final version of the film. We’ve decided to present you with this version of the soundtrack record that represents what Bird Box is to us. We hope you enjoy.
For those interested, we will be releasing a more expansive (read: more self-indulgent) physical-only offering this spring that will contain an additional hour of music and artwork that colors further outside the lines…. Enter at your own risk!”
The physical soundtrack is also available to purchase on the band’s official website.
Just before the end of the year, Reznor wrapped up a historic run of six sold-out shows at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, where he played cuts from the band’s extensive catalogue. He also released a NIN record Bad Witch in 2018, but the duo continued their scoring duties throughout the year making them one of the most in-demand teams in Hollywood.
In addition to scoring the Jonah Hill-directed mid90s, the duo also composed the music for Ken Burns’ PBS documentary Vietnam and are currently working on the music for the new television adaptation for the graphic novel Watchmen.
Bird Box soundtrack can be bought here.