I can’t lie and pretend to be the biggest film score nerd around, but I like to think I know a good score from a bad one. And while I might not know all the composers working today, I am very familiar with the work by the late, great Jóhann Jóhannsson. The composer, whose life was tragically cut short earlier this year, was the man behind the incredible scores of such films like “Prisoners,” “The Theory of Everything,” “Sicario,” “Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049,” and the upcoming “Mandy.” Needless to say, the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated musician created a legacy that is hard to top.
That’s why it’s with great pleasure we’re here to premiere an exclusive sneak peek at one of his final works, the score for the upcoming Nicolas Cage horror-thriller “Mandy.” As you can hear in the music used in the film, Jóhannsson was at the top of his game when working on this highly-anticipated film. The preview gives listeners examples of the beauty, dread, tension, and horror that can be found in the film, but just with the use of the incredible score.