We’re only two days away from the release of Henry Jacobson’s hauntingly stylistic Blumhouse film Bloodline, starring Seann William Scott. Ahead of that, here’s an exclusive premiere of the menacingly pulsating synth-score cue “Not Easy” by gifted composer Trevor Gureckis. You know Vehlinggo likes a good synth score — and this one is great. You’ll dig it something fierce.
Momentum Pictures releases the Blumhouse production on Friday, Sept. 20, with Lakeshore Records dropping the score digitally that very same day. Gureckis said in a press release that his score reflects the chromatic nature of Jacobson’s visual aesthetic. (Pre-order the score today.)
“With Bloodline, Henry Jacobson was developing a universe of colors and style in the production that, among other things, heightened the aggressiveness of the horrific on-screen murders and the struggles of dealing with a newborn,” Gureckis said. “Once we agreed that a synth score was the direction the picture needed, musically I knew I had to compose on that same level stylistically — utilizing sounds like white-hot buzzing synths and sweeping aggregators.”
“This is all the while the actor’s performances are quite understated, so it created many scenes in the film in which the music evolves into the driving dramatic force that really breaks through the screen to create intense visceral moments full of synthetic horror, emotion, and sadistic bliss,” he continued.
Gureckis is fresh off scoring The Goldfinch and is currently scoring M. Night Shyamalan’s Apple TV+ series, Servant. As a producer, he has worked on projects with artists such as Philip Glass, Kanye West, Mark Ronson, and Niia. Additionally, he is a co-owner and ECD of Found Objects, a New York-based artist collective.
What’s Bloodline about?
Evan (Seann William Scott) values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Tracklist for Bloodline—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
01. Go Back to Sleep
03. Can I Help?
04. What He Deserves
06. Thank You for Sharing
08. Not Easy
09. I Saw What You Did
10. Good Boy
11. I Hated Him
12. Like A Son to Me
13. Whatever It Takes
14. She Needs This Family
15. What About the Boy
16. Planting Evidence
For more information on Lakeshore, check out its website and its Bandcamp page that’s stacked with synthy bliss.