Sleep Perchance to Wake
March 2, 2021
COME TRUE Original Soundtrack Announced, Music by Electric Youth & Pilotpriest
On March 12th Milan Records will a digital soundtrack for COME TRUE featuring the music for IFC Midnight’s latest sci-fi thriller, jointly provided by Electric Youth and Pilotpriest. Available for preorder now, the album includes a mix of original music by Electric Youth as well as additional score music composed in partnership with the film’s director Anthony Scott Burns under his music-making alias Pilotpriest.
The film stars Skylar Radzion, Landon Liboiron, Julia Sarah Stone, and has to do with a teenage runaway who takes part in a sleep study that becomes a nightmarish descent into the depths of her mind and a frightening examination of the power of dreams.
The composing team have crafted a score of live strings, ethereal synthesizers, and emotive vocals, with the 15-track collection also including Electric Youth’s original title song “Come True” as well as new versions of previously recorded songs re-worked for several of the film’s pivotal scenes.
“Working with Anthony Scott Burns again meant working with a director so much on the same page as us, someone who likes to work from feeling the same way we do,” said Electric Youth. “To evoke the deeply visceral and immersive quality of the film, we started on the music before the script was even finished, so that the film would be completed with much of the music already a part of its DNA. That allowed the emotional and internal core of our main character Sarah to be expressed in a way it wouldn’t have otherwise. We created much of the score in direct musical collaboration with the director (under his music making alias Pilotpriest), a unique opportunity that made for a deeply personal result, for what is a deeply personal film for Anthony. The musical result was something that feels internal and ancient, something otherworldly but from within.”
In addition to the soundtrack’s digital release, the album will be made available in vinyl format exclusively via Waxwork Records this spring. The film itself premieres in theatres and on demand Friday, March 12 from IFC Midnight, following numerous festival showings in 2020.
Electric Youth is a Canadian synth-pop duo from Toronto, consisting of Bronwyn Griffin (vocals, songwriter) and Austin Garrick (producer, songwriter, synthesizer, drums). Their scores, with a signature blend of melodic string sections and synthesized soundscapes, are birthed out of a lifelong passion for cinema, a love they’ve shared together since first meeting at the age of 10. They first gained acclaim with the soundtrack to Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 Academy Award nominated film DRIVE, where their now iconic theme song “A Real Hero” scored pivotal scenes.
As Pilotpriest, Anthony Scott Burns has released a number of albums and EPs, as well as multiple singles and remixes. As a director, Burns released the horror film OUR HOUSE (2018) after making several shorts over previous years. COME TRUE is his second feature film.
Watching the film’s trailer below: