Here’s something you can do while blindfolded and not hurt yourself or others– listen to a portion of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ score for Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ that wasn’t included in the finished film. The full soundtrack is available to purchase, but the Nine Inch Nails pair have made available this thirteen-minute portion that went unused. This appears to just be the tip of the iceberg, as Reznor indicates that there is over an hour’s worth of music that didn’t make it into the final movie, but that will be released later.
Here is his statement:
“OUR SCORE FOR THE FILM BIRD BOX IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN HIGH-RESOLUTION. THIS SAME VERSION WILL APPEAR ON STREAMING SERVICES BY JAN 25TH (OR SOONER). LIKE ALL SOUNDTRACK RECORDS WE RELEASE, WE AIM FOR THESE TO PLAY LIKE ALBUMS THAT TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY AND CAN EXIST AS COMPANION PIECES TO THE FILMS AND AS THEIR OWN SEPARATE WORKS.
WE CREATED A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MUSIC AND CONCEPTUAL SOUND FOR BIRD BOX, A LOT OF WHICH NEVER MADE IT TO YOUR EARS IN THE FINAL VERSION OF THE FILM. WE’VE DECIDED TO PRESENT YOU WITH THIS VERSION OF THE SOUNDTRACK RECORD THAT REPRESENTS WHAT BIRD BOX IS TO US. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY.
FOR THOSE INTERESTED, WE WILL BE RELEASING A MORE EXPANSIVE (READ: MORE SELF-INDULGENT) PHYSICAL-ONLY OFFERING THIS SPRING THAT WILL CONTAIN AN ADDITIONAL HOUR OF MUSIC AND ARTWORK THAT COLORS FURTHER OUTSIDE THE LINES… ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!
LOTS COMING IN 2019,
You can listen to it below:
Nine Inch Nails was one of the most successful bands of the 1990s and have remained a force in the realm of rock music, but in recent years, Reznor and Ross have branched out to provide the scores to several films and TV shows, starting with 2010’s ‘The Social Network’. From there, the provided the music for ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Patriots Day’ plus the PBS documentary series ‘The Vietnam War’. They are currently working on HBO’s upcoming series based on the famed comic book ‘Watchmen’.
‘Bird Box’ directed by Susanne Bier and starring Sandra Bullock is now available to stream on Netflix.