Lakeshore Records will release The Belko Experiment – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD on March 17, 2017. The album contains original music by Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, John Wick). Currently available digitally are the singles California Dreamin' (Latin) performed by Gabriela Terán and Yo Vivire (I Will Survive) performed by José Prieto. The Orion Pictures' film will be released by BH Tilt on March 17, 2017.
"I read the script several years ago when James Gunn wrote it, but once Greg McLean showed me a cut of the film, it sparked an interesting approach to scoring it than I had previously imagined: disturbing and emotional, yet non-orchestral," Bates described. "Greg kept the incredibly dark sense of humor beneath the violence, which in turn kept me focused on the narrative."
"I first addressed the initial 'lock-down' sequence to establish an interesting tonal approach as the characters are initially shocked, then panicked, descending into denial, and ultimately transitioning into survival mode. That particular sequence is where the seeds of story-telling through the music are planted," Bates described.
Set in Bogota, Colombia, the film's soundtrack also features two classic 70s tracks reimagined and translated into Spanish: "California Dreamin' (Latin)" performed by Gabriela Terán and "Yo Vivire (I Will Survive)" performed by José Prieto. Also featured on the album is a rock version of "California Dreamin'" performed by an all-star ensemble with Bates on guitar, Gilberto Cerezo (Kinky), Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) on drums, and Rani Sharone (Stolen Babies) on bass.