WaterTower Music announced today's digital release of the soundtrack to IT Chapter Two, the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time, director Andy Muschietti's critically acclaimed IT. he film is slated for release in theatres and IMAX on September 6, 2019, and features new music by Golden Globe, Emmy, Ivor Novello and World Soundtrack Award-nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch (Blade Runner 2049, Shazam!), who delivered an ambitious album of 45 tracks recorded with a 100 piece orchestra and 40 piece choir.
Wallfisch reflected on his return to continue the work he began with Muschietti on the first installment of the film. "Andy has created such an ambitious and extraordinary movie in IT Chapter Two, with an incredible scope on every level. One of our earliest discussions for the new score was how we could take what we did for the first movie and give it more scale and ambition - to reflect the scope of the film. To start with, we used a much larger orchestra and choir and also created several new themes; when we occasionally reprise moments from the first score, we re-recorded them with more complex and ambitious arrangements, like the music itself had gone through 27 years of maturing. But the most exciting challenge was how to develop the original themes and create new ones that fit alongside them. There was a lot more music required, which really allowed room for the original themes to develop and evolve in a way driven by the emotional complexity of how The Losers Club grapple with inner demons from the past and painful memories and ultimately unite to confront their biggest fears. Pennywise is even more vengeful and flagrant this time, and the music had to also reflect that increased darkness, whilst never losing sight of the adventure and emotion that are at the core of the movie. It was such a joy to reunite with my good friend Andy Muschietti to help bring this story home - the movie is a true masterpiece from the filmmakers and I'm so honored to have had the opportunity to be involved," says Benjamin.
The IT Chapter Two Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is now available for streaming and digital purchase. Double LP vinyl with full album digital download, Single LP colored vinyl and Picture Disc vinyl versions are scheduled for release on December 6 and will soon be available for preorder.