Music for Love & Thunder
July 1, 2022
THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Soundtrack Album to Be Released on July 6 – Listen to Advance Track
The soundtrack album featuring Michael Giacchino’s themes and the film’s original score composed by Giacchino & Nami Melumad (STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS & PRODIGY) will be released by Hollywood Records & Marvel Music on Wednesday, July 6.
In the meantime, they have released the first track from the soundtrack “Mama’s Got a Brand New Hammer,” written by Giacchino, which is now available to stream/download (listen to the 6-minute track below).
Commenting on the track Giacchino said, “The first piece of music I wrote was the ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ suite, which appears on the soundtrack as ‘Mama’s Gotta Brand New Hammer.’ It’s basically one part heavy metal, one part electronic, two parts British brass band and a dash of Hollywood strings for garnish.”
Giacchino continued, “There’s a point where the track suddenly transitions from orchestral to rock, and when I played it for the first time for [director] Taika [Waititi], he abruptly stood up and began playing air guitar. It was really important that this score was able to emphasize the emotional moments as well as the fun ones — and after Taika’s spontaneous reaction, I thought that this mixing of musical flavors just might work.”
The film’s main theme has two parts, said Giacchino: one for Thor and the other for Jane Foster. “Thor’s theme is noble, mostly played on horns,” he says, “and Jane’s theme is more reflective, often represented by a solo cello. There’s an unexpected harmonic change between the two, and I did this to convey the effect Jane has on Thor’s life. She causes him to look within himself, and she brings out parts of him that he may not have known were there. So, while Jane’s theme is similar and connected to Thor’s, it offers a new perspective.”
In Marvel Studios’ THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) teams up with King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend-turned-Mighty-Thor Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) to take on a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale). Directed by Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, JOJO RABBIT) and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum The movie opens in theaters nationwide on July 8.
– via Walt Disney Records
Listen to “Mama’s Got a Brand New Hammer” from THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER via YouTube