The premiere of Suicide Squad is just a week away, and hype for the film is at an all time high. Not only does the film appear set to make box-office records for the month of August, it has the chance to outpace its DC brethren, Batman V Superman, from earlier this year. One of the things that has folks excited for the film is the sense of fun on display in the trailers, and just a part of that has been illustrated by the catchy tunes from Queen and The Sweet.
But for those moments in the film when classic pop just won’t do, Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price (Gravity) will fill in the musical blanks, re-teaming with director David Ayer once again after their work on Fury. While Warner Bros. previously released a track list for the film’s official soundtrack, none of Price’s work had officially made its way out to the public, until recently.
EW has dropped the first officially released track from the film, ‘Task Force X,’ and you can take a listen to it below.
EW also talked to Price about creating the sounds that drive Suicide Squad:
“The moment I saw it, there was something about the way it looks that made me feel like there was a sleazy ’70s sort of thing, and that made me think of David Bowie records, and Station to Station. I ended up doing a lot of stuff with feedback and guitar stuff that was bent out of shape. These things became part of the texture of the score, and when you start combining that with the orchestra, it started to feel like something a bit different.
There’s this neon quality to the whole thing. When I started on the music, I was trying to work on what this blend of instruments would be that would have this swagger and this epic scale, but that would equally allow you to feel the relationships and how they developed in the film. It all had a sound to it that felt rough around the edges. I just kind of knew when I first saw it what it should sound like; it was just a matter of chasing that in the year that followed.”
Price also noted that he was glad to be able to work with characters “who haven’t been on the big screen before,” and that “it felt like an opportunity to do a different sort of score.” From the sound of things, he’s already off to a great start. If ‘Task Force X’ is an indication of what fans can expect, Suicide Squad is at least going to sound pretty great.
Stay tuned to Screen Rant for updates and impressions on Suicide Squad in the coming week.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman is slated for release on June 2, 2017; followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash is without release date.