As the release of the highly anticipated movie version of Gone Girl draws closer, those eagerly awaiting the film have a new way to feed their addiction for all things Nick and Amy.
You can now stream the entire Gone Girl soundtrack, composed by director David Fincher’s frequent collaborators Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, on NPR’s website.
Fincher previously told the Wall Street Journal that the inspiration for the ominous score was the relaxing music he heard while getting his back adjusted at a spa.
“I was listening to that calming, placating music and thought, ‘We need to tap into this.’ The movie is about the facade of the good neighbor, the good Christian, the good wife,” he says. “So the notion was to start with music that’s attempting to give you a hug.”
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Reznor remembers the initial conversation consisting of some creepier motifs: “He said, ‘Think about the really terrible music you hear in massage parlors’…The way that it artificially tries to make you feel like everything’s OK. And then imagine that sound starting to curdle and unravel.”
Still, the score features lilting, piano-driven melodies that often evolve into more haunting sounds, featuring more electronic elements.
Reznor and Ross previously created the scores for The Social Network, which won them an Oscar, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which won them a Grammy.
Gone Girl makes its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on Friday and hits theaters one week later, on Oct. 3.