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May 12, 2023

Benjamin Wallfisch’s “Worlds Collide” And “Run,” First Music From THE FLASH released by Watertower Music

WaterTower Music has announced today’s release of “Worlds Collide” and “Run”—the first music to be released from Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming film THE FLASH. Directed by Andy Muschietti (the “IT” films, “MAMA”),  THE FLASH serves as the DC Super Hero’s first-ever standalone feature film. “Worlds Collide” and “Run” were created by lauded two-time GRAMMY- and BAFTA-nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch (The “IT” films, “SHAZAM,” “BLADE RUNNER: 2049” [with Hans Zimmer]) and both are now available for streaming (Standard and Dolby Atmos / Spatial Audio configurations)  and digital purchase. The two tracks will also be included on the upcoming THE FLASH (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), which is scheduled for release the same day the film is set to open in theaters in North America, June 16, 2023.

Wallfisch describes “Worlds Collide” as an important cue—heard at the climax of the movie—which features a new theme representing the meshing/coming together of DC eras past and present. “Worlds Collide” was a cue that Andy (Muschietti) and I iterated on – probably over 50 times – to get just right, even as the orchestra was recording it. Andy’s incredibly creative ideas meant adjusting the music and musicians in real time. The track is built on a chord progression where the outer voices of the chords move towards each other, almost pulled together by a powerful gravitational force, whilst always building in intensity. At the apex, there’s about 17 layers of orchestra playing together – probably over 1000 musicians! It was one of those moments where we had to ‘go big or go home’ to match the magnitude of what fans will see on screen!”

And “Run” was the very first music Wallfisch wrote for THE FLASH, just over three years ago. He described the genesis of the track and how it was integrated into the film: “Andy invited me to come onboard for the movie in the summer of 2020. Although the script was still being developed, I was inspired by the film concepts we discussed. “Run” was basically the first music I envisioned: a restless, searching piano figure, representing Barry’s crisis after losing his mother, played against insistent staccato strings that are on the edge of being impossible to perform because of their sheer speed. “A few days later, and months prior to shooting,” Wallfisch continued, “I played this super rough sketch to Andy, alongside a bunch of other ideas for the film. Then, two years later, as Andy was putting together his first cut, he surprised me by putting this little piano sketch up against picture in one of the key moments in the movie, and it stayed there through to the final, almost unchanged. Andy and I have worked together closely for the last six years, and this was a moment I was especially grateful for our relationship. I feel so fortunate to have such a creative shorthand with someone I consider an absolute genius.”

“Worlds Collide” and “Run” from THE FLASH are available at these links

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