The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Original Motion Picture Soundtrack physical and digital soundtrack is set for release from Walt Disney Records on May 26, 2017, the same day the film opens in U.S. theaters. As with the previous Pirates of the Caribbean films, and with a nod to its swashbuckling predecessors in the genre, music plays a integral role in Dead Men Tell No Tales, which features a score by Emmy®-winning composer Geoff Zanelli with melodies filled with excitement and intrigue as befits the pirates' latest journey.
Zanelli said, "Pirates of the Caribbean was a dream project for me right from the very first film. To have served these iconic stories, which continue to inspire people young and old all over the world is easily one of the biggest highlights of my life. Musically, I took the helm right as the world of 'Pirates' expanded with a darker and more emotional tale than ever before, and there was no shortage of inspiration each day. Because I approached this with passion equal to the filmmakers, the actors, and everyone else involved, I can say this about my score for Dead Men Tell No Tales: I meant every note."
Also available digitally is the bonus track "He's a Pirate" by Hans Zimmer vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. The original theme was introduced in "The Curse of the Black Pearl" by Oscar®-winning composer Hans Zimmer and has been re-recorded by Belgian DJ and music producer duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, who recently had two No. 1 hits on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart.