EMA did the score for the film #HORROR, which was directed by Tara Subkoff and stars Chloe Sevigny and Natasha Lyonne. Today, she’s shared “Amnesia Haze,” the first track from the score, which she created alongside frequent collaborator Leif Shackelford. “Film work and scoring is fun for me because I get to make all this music that wouldn’t necessarily fit on an EMA record. ‘Amnesia Haze’ is so pop, so cinematic. I get to kind of step out of myself and play the part,” she said in a press release. Listen below.
Here’s how EMA explained the score:
We worked really closely with Tara (Subkoff) on the music. She definitely always had an opinion on what she liked and what she didn’t. It was my first score, so I’m not sure if all composers end up spending weeks in a room with the director, but that’s how we did it.
Leif (Shackelford) and I kind of ended up dividing the work, with him doing all the string parts and me writing the main themes. We were going for something modern that also recalled classic horror genre music. I love the eeriness of the vocal synth samples and I think it gives the score a very uncanny vibe that matches the themes of the film.
The #HORROR soundtrack is out 12/11. Watch a trailer for the film below.
It’s playing in select theaters and on demand now.