It’s a new year, and deadmau5 is ready to break new ground. The beloved Canadian producer can now add “composer” to his résumé. He scored the forthcoming Netflix original movie Polar, set for release Jan. 25, and the trailer gave fans a first taste of the cinematic sounds to come. It features previously released single “Drama Free,” featuring Lights, as well as an instrumental track called “Midas Heel,” which we can now hear in full below.
On the subject of deadmau5’s ability to move into the score world, director Jonas Åkerlund had nothing but glowing things to say.
“deadmau5 is an unstoppable force,” Åkerlund is quoted in a press release. “Taking him out of his comfort zone to compose a film, he brought power and excellence to the score without losing that deadmau5 DNA we love so much. Walking into this project, we didn’t know what to expect. His unique and cutting-edge approach to composing Polar exceeded our expectations and brought a brilliance that guarantees his genius.”
Polar is a gritty action noir about a retired assassin who becomes the victim of an outstanding hit. It’s based on a Dark Horse graphic novel by the same name. The full score and soundtrack is set for release via deadmau5’s label mau5trap on Jan. 25, the same day as the film. Listen to “Midas Heel” below.