Radiohead’ s Johnny Greenwood is scoring the movie Spencer, and we have our first taste in the release of ‘Crucifix’.
So what does it sound like? It’s been called “a poignant accompaniment to the film, of genre bending music that combines free jazz and classical baroque,” and yes, it sounds very much like someone bending classical music.
Why do we say bending? Greenwood gave an interview with NME where he explained: “there’s lots of baggage attached to classical music in films about the royals. You either use actual Handel or pastiche Handel. I watched a few royal films, which were full of sweeping shots of Buckingham Palace, with fanfare horns and tinkling harpsichords on top. I wanted instead to emphasise how chaotic and colourful Princess Diana was, in amongst all that baroque tradition. It’s what the film does too.”
Spencer is out November 5th, the soundtrack a week later.