Quartet Records will release the Our Kind of Traitor – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and in select countries on CD May 13, 2016. A CD release is planned for the United States later this summer. The album features the film's original score by Marcelo Zarvos.
"Director Susanna White was very keen in exploring through the music ideas of masculinity and friendship, but being a story created by thriller master John Le Carré we also had to carefully balance the action and adventure our characters go through," said Zarvos. "There is plenty of action in both the images and the score, but we were very careful to never loose track of the emotional journey our main character Perry goes through."
"This was no ordinary spy story and the very first image we see is that of famed ballet dancer Antonio Acosta in a gorgeous slow motion shot," Zarvos explained. "I took to heart that the idea of dance for this score. I played a mind game with myself and imagined this story as a ballet in which our main characters are the dancers. Being a partially Russian story of course also helped inform that, and it didn't hurt that some of my favorite music comes from Russian ballet composers such as Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. In the end, the challenge in doing the score for Our Kind of Traitor was how to balance the internal world of the characters with the action."