What’s on THE MENU
October 19, 2022
Colin Stetson’s Score is on THE MENU: Forthcoming Satirical Horror Thriller
Milan Records announces the November 18th release of THE MENU (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) and shares the album’s lead single by GRAMMY Award®-winning saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and composer Colin Stetson. Available to preorder now (see links below), the album features music written by Stetson for the satirical thriller directed by Mark Mylod.
Making its debut today with preorder is the album’s lead single and opening track “All Aboard,” giving listeners their first taste of Stetson’s expansive soundscape.
Starring Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Hong Chau, Janet McTeer, Reed Birney, Judith Light, and John Leguizamo, THE MENU follows a couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) as they travel to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.
Of the score, Colin Stetson says, “From my first reading of the script to our last moments on the mix stage, my experience creating the music on this film has been an absolute joy, as the themes, refrains, and aesthetic have seemed to jump right off of the page and screen for me with every brilliant turn of phrase, perfect edit, and wickedly delivered performance. It is pure pleasure working with such an incredible team and I am truly grateful for the whole of it.”
Of today’s single, Stetson continues, “The first theme I wrote for THE MENU is that of the Amuse Bouche scene, wherein the first wink and tease of some as yet unseen darker subtext for the evening’s proceedings is peeking out. In ‘All Aboard,’ that theme is all frolic and pomp, of our diners blissfully unaware and delighting in the lavishness and importance of it all.”
Colin Stetson was born and raised in Ann Arbor, spent a decade in San Francisco and Brooklyn honing his formidable talents as a horn player, eventually settling in Montreal in 2007. Over the years he has worked extensively, live and in studio, with a wide range of bands and musicians, and more recently has been contributing regularly to the world of film, TV, and game scoring over the past decade with such titles as HEREDITARY (2018), RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 (2018), COLOR OUT OF SPACE (2019), MAYDAY (2021), AMONG THE STARS (2021), TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2022), and the forthcoming UZUMAKI (2023)
Pre-order the full soundtrack from THE MENU at these links.
Listen to the advance track, “All Aboard” below, and then, below that, watch the film’s trailer: