“StarWaves,” the previous song to surface from M83‘s Oblivion soundtrack, was a bit more “motion picture score” (naturally) than “Kim & Jessie” or “Midnight City.” So maybe the movie’s dramatic title track will appeal more to M83 purists? At nearly six minutes long, it features Norway’s Susanne Sundfør on vocals for about four-and-a-half minutes before ultimately the strings and synths give way to a somber piano coda.
M83′s Anthony Gonzalez spoke of working on the music for sci fi adventure Oblivion, which stars Tom Cruise and opens of April 19. “It involved lots of stress, lots of sweat, and lots of hard work, but in the end, the soundtrack serves the movie very well,” Gonzalez said via a press release. “It really is a great Hollywood soundtrack. Oblivion is a big film with a big sound and a big orchestra, and while the soundtrack is different from my original idea, in the end I am very proud of it.”
M83 — ”Oblivion”
M83 worked the Oblivion music with Tron: Uprising composer Jonathan Trapanese, who previous worked alongside Daft Punk and Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski on Tron: Legacy.
The Oblivion soundtrack is scheduled to be released on April 9.