A release date hasn't been set for season 4 of Rick and Morty, but fans will soon be able to purchase an official soundtrack for the show, and it will feature two new songs that could possibly be from the upcoming season. Songs by such artists as Blonde Redhead, Mazzy Star, and Belly have gained great exposure after appearing during the first three seasons of the show, so it's no wonder the bizarre science fiction comedy is getting its own commercial soundtrack.
Rick and Morty has been so successful for Adult Swim that the network just ordered 70 more episodes after a period of tough contract negotiations. Created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland (who voices the mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his teenage sidekick Morty Smith), the show also features the voices of Chris Parnell (Jerry Smith), Sarah Chalke (Beth Smith), and Spencer Grammer (Summer Smith). Besides being a huge hit among audiences, the show has also been a success with critics, and has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 97 percent.
According to IGN, a standard CD, a double LP, and a full digital version of the new album, titled The Rick and Morty Soundtrack, will release on September 28. It will contain music from Ryan Elder (the show's composer), Chaos Chaos, Blonde Redhead, Mazzy Star, Belly, and others. The new songs will be from Chad VanGaalen and Clipping. If you can hold out until November 23, you can get the soundtrack on a traditional cassette tape or even a colored vinyl version.
The announcement of The Rick and Morty Soundtrack further proves that the days of music for television not being on the same radar as film soundtracks are further in the past. After all, the past couple of years have seen commercial soundtrack releases for such shows as Bob's Burgers, This Is Us, Westworld, Big Little Lies, and Stranger Things. However, not all television soundtracks have been huge hits.
The Rick and Morty Soundtrack should stand apart from other soundtracks, and is almost guaranteed to be a big hit. The show, which also recently spawned a new video game, has developed one of the most loyal and active cult-like followings in television history. But the music on the show really stands on its own. "Do You Feel It" by Chaos Chaos is a beautiful song about isolation with touching vocals. Blonde Redhead's "For the Damaged Coda" is another timeless song about isolation that many can identify and sing along with. The show's original songs such as "Get Schwifty" and "The Flu Hatin' Rap" aren't musical masterpieces - not that they're meant to be - but they are ridiculously funny and addicting.