This is exciting. I’m doing another guest-host turn over at Lakeshore Records’ podcast, On Cue With… This time I interview Jim Williams about his intensely captivating score for Brandon Cronenberg’s supremely fantastic film, Possessor.
The sci-fi horror film — starring Mandy actor Andrea Riseborough, along with Christopher Abbott, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, and Jennifer Jason Leigh — is about an elite, corporate assassin who uses brain-implant technology to take control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment, the assassin becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.
It’s one of the best films I’ve seen in years and Williams’ score is a nuanced and powerful complement. The RAW and Hotel Babylon composer offers a hypnotic blend of minimal synthesizers and warped orchestral runs that coalesce in an often unnerving way to help tell the terrifying tale of Riseborough’s assassin. Take a listen as I interview Williams about this extraordinary journey.
Where to Watch Possessor and Listen to the Score
Possessor is out now on VOD. The score is available from Lakeshore Records in digital form (on its Bandcamp page and on streaming services). You can also pre-order the vinyl via MONDO/Death Waltz.
Lakeshore Records has also released soundtracks to Drive, Mr. Robot, Stranger Things, The Old Guard, I Am Not Your Negro, The Wolf of Snow Hollow, and Halt and Catch Fire, among so many others.