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The Flash: The first music from Benjamin Wallfisch for DC’s superhero epic races onto streaming and digital apps

WaterTower Music is proud to present “World’s Collide” and “Run: from composer Benjamin Wallfisch for DC’s The Flash movie.

It won’t be long before The Flash races into theaters on June 16, 2023, and WaterTower Music is excited to share the release of “Worlds Collide” and “Run” – the first music for the upcoming film. Created by two-time Grammy and BAFTA-nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch, both tracks from The Flash soundtrack are available to stream and digitally purchase across multiple platforms. Each song appears in the upcoming The Flash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), scheduled for release on June 16.

Via Friday’s official press release:

Wallfisch describes “Worlds Collide” as an important cue – heard at the movie’s climax—which features a new theme representing the meshing/coming together of DC eras past and present.

According to Wallfisch, “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!”

Wallfisch also discusses “Run,” a track the composer says is the “very first music he wrote for The Flash, just over three years ago. Speaking about the song,” Wallfisch said, “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.”

In The Flash, Ezra Miller reprises their role as Barry Allen in the DC Super Hero’s first-ever standalone feature film. Worlds collide when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. That is unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?

Sasha Calle, Michael Shannon, Ron Livingston, Maribel Verdú, Kiersey Clemons, Antje Traue, and Michael Keaton also star. Andy Muschietti directs from a script by Christina Hodson, with a screen story by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, and Joby Harold.

What do you think about “Worlds Collide” and “Run” from The Flash soundtrack? Does Wallfisch’s epic composition make you want to run to your local theater to see The Flash when it opens on June 16?

Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/the-flash-soundtrack/

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