Sacred Bones Records has announced a new album from John Carpenter, with his Halloween collaborators Daniel Davies and Cody Carpenter.
Firestarter is the soundtrack to a new 2022 adaptation of Stephen King’s classic story. The film, set for release on May 13, offers a new take on the story of a girl with extraordinary pyrokinetic powers. This marks the first official soundtrack that the team has composed together outside of the Halloween franchise.
Here’s what the label has to say about the new album:
“The Firestarter soundtrack utilizes some of the best elements of Carpenter’s famous musical repertoire and charts exciting new territory. The tracks range from fist pumping sci-fi anthems to slow reverb drenched piano ballads and each utilizes a variety of sonic applications. Skulking beats, skittering synths, crushing guitars and an ever-lurking echo come together to create an album that is atmospheric and also deeply melodic, cohesive and eclectic. These three musicians are all working in the peak of their individual and collaborative creativity and this soundtrack further solidifies them as masters of the craft.”
Firestarter is available for pre-order now on vinyl, CD and tape.