Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Release Score for Pixar’s Soul


Unlikely bedfellows though they may seem, Pixar’s latest movie, Soul, features a score by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. That score is now available for streaming ahead of the film’s December 25 release on Disney+. You can stream it below.

Asked last year how he and Ross came to work on an animated children’s film, Reznor said:

“I read something about someone like Robert De Niro years ago — maybe it wasn’t him and maybe he didn’t say it — but someone ask, ‘What’s your take on this movie you’re making?’ He goes, ‘I haven’t even seen the end result. I’m not doing it for that. I’m doing it for the process of doing it.’ And I thought that was kind of odd. Then what I found in my own life is that by taking on these scoring projects, for us, it’s not, ‘How’d it do at the box office?’ or ‘What was the Rotten Tomatoes score?’ It’s nice if it does well. But being in the trenches, collaborating with someone new, learning from them, fighting with them, figuring out their process — that’s the exciting stuff, especially when it’s someone you resonate with. That’s true with [‘Watchmen’ showrunner] Damon Lindelof.

“So someone said, ‘Are you interested in working on an animated film with Pixar?’ Yeah, I don’t think anybody does animation better than they do. And we end up meeting with [Pixar’s chief creative officer] Pete Docter, and he’s what you hope he would be. It feels very authentic, it feels very exciting and it’s very, very different from anything else we’ve ever done, from the way they do it to how they think about it. And we’re a risky choice for them, so that makes it very appealing. Can we do something like that? That means us working out of our comfort zone. It’s early days but it’s been really cool.”

This is the second film score by Reznor and Ross to be released this month; they also scored David Fincher’s new movie, Mank, which is now streaming on Netflix.

[via The PRP]

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