Still smarting over rocker turned composer Jonny Greenwood coming up short in Best Original Score last weekend? Can’t get enough of his haunting “Phantom Thread” score? Well, the Radiohead guitarist/keyboardist will soon be stimulating eardrums on the big screen again. Known for his collaborations with Paul Thomas Anderson, Greenwood also has teamed up to again score a Lynne Ramsay work. The film in question is next month’s Joaquin Phoenix starrer “You Were Never Really Here.” You’re in luck too, as you won’t have to jones for very long. The April release has also released Greenwood’s music for the movie, via Spotify, which you can listen to below.
For those unaware, the film is Ramsay’s first since “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” which also featured music by Greenwood. This one is based on a Jonathan Ames book and stars Phoenix as Joe, a scarred veteran who makes a living finding missing girls. When his latest job inevitably spirals out of control, he uncovers a dangerous conspiracy. Written and directed by Ramsay, the movie made waves last year at the Cannes Film Festival, steadily building buzz all throughout 2017. Scheduled for release on April 6th, both Greenwood and Ramsay fans should have reason to rejoice.
Below you can hear what Greenwood has cooked up for Ramsay. Considering how “You Were Never Really Here” appears quite different than the previous Anderson and Ramsay works he’s scored, expect another unique composition from the talented musician. Honestly, would you expect anything less at this point? With one Academy Award nomination down, he’s someone we can look to as a future Oscar winner. Who knows, maybe “You Were Never Really Here” will be his next Best Original Score contender?
Here’s Greenwood’s “You Were Never Really Here” score: