Lakeshore Records will release two volumes of the Legion - Original Television Soundtrack digitally on February 24th, on CD March 24th, and on vinyl shortly thereafter. The album contains original music by Jeff Russo (Fargo, The Night Of). Legion, the critically acclaimed drama from creator/executive producer Noah Hawley, airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on FX.
"When I first started working on Legion, the showrunner Noah Hawley gave me some great feedback regarding the tonal palate, he suggested I read neurologist Oliver Sacks Hallucinations," said Russo. "It was a fascinating read and it really did help inspire. It is all about the way that our mind can change our perception of reality and what that says about our brains. It was something that directed me right to where this amazing show was going."
"I used many esoteric synths from the 70s including something called a 'synthi,' described Russo of his approach to the score. "That along with a traditional cinematic orchestral sound makes up most of the sound of the score. I also used a lot of bowing metals...springs, and different kinds of metal percussion."