In anticipation of Columbia Pictures and Skydance's terrifying thriller Life, in theaters nationwide on March 24, Milan Records will release the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in a worldwide digital release on the same day. The soundtrack will also be released on CD on May 5, and on 180-gram vinyl later this year.
The original score to Life was composed by Swedish composer Jon Ekstrand, who crafted a score that sets a brooding and ominous mood for the film. The orchestral music builds expertly before giving way to the sheer terror of being pursued in an isolated otherworldly environment.
Life marks Ekstrand's sixth project with director Daniel Espinosa, having previously composed music for his films Babylonsjukan, Outside Love, Easy Money, and Child 44, and the Danish short film The Fighter, which was his first work as a composer.
Director Daniel Espinosa says about Ekstrand: "And then there's the fact that he is brilliant. It comes from his soul, of course, but also from those secret spots we visited together. From that odd music listened to when we were lost and reimagining our future. He kept that up. I think that must be what he does when he watches our pictures: imagine, dream… And pour his creations out into his work."
"Daniel always invites me early in the process," says Ekstrand. "He sends me the script and wants to hear my initial musical ideas. I always like to visit the set which gives me inspiration in the early writing stage. We talk about other films and musical references and what kind of character the music should have, and what instrumentation is the right feel for this film."