Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River is out in theaters this spring, and Johnny Jewel — the bleary-electro mastermind behind Chromatics, Glass Candy, Symmetry, and a few other projects — is responsible for the music. As the Drive soundtrack can attest, Jewel and Gosling are a great screen pairing, especially when Jewel is in full bummed-out glamor mode. But from what we’ve heard thus far, Jewel seems to be in more of a traditionally moody film-score zone on the Lost River soundtrack. We’ve already heard Chromatics’ “Yes,” the movie’s “love theme,” and now Jewel has shared his ambient film-score piece “Bullytown.” It’s a tense, clanking piece of background music that builds to an eerie climax, and it’s got a movie-dialog intro from actor Matt Smith. Check it out below.
The Lost River soundtrack is out 3/30 on Italians Do It Better. The movie is in theaters 4/10.