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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis craft an otherworldly track for upcoming Netflix film War Machine

Nick Cave and Bad Seed Warren Ellis have released a new track ahead of Brad Pitt’s upcoming movie, War Machine. Want to guess what the song is called?

War Machine was produced specifically for the film, taking on a more ambient vibe that bursts into a climax of marching snares and synthesised bells.

The track is just one of the 14 Cave and Ellis composed on the 19-track soundtrack for the David Michôd directed Netflix film.

In a recent interview, the pair commented that War Machine perfectly captures the different tones they have been working on. They stated, “Together we made a score that was both light and dark, propulsive and meditative at the same time.”

“We developed a kind of ‘spiritual electronics’ that captured both the melancholy and the terrible absurdity of the Afghan war. It was a great pleasure to work with David Michôd, who is not only an extraordinary filmmaker but a musician too. Our favourite score.”

With Brad Pitt taking the leading role, Cave dominating the majority of the soundtrack and a plot focused on ending George W. Bush’s war in Afghanistan, War Machine looks as if it will tick all the right boxes.

You can keep an ear out for the War Machine soundtrack which is due to be released May 26th, the same day the film will be released on Netflix.

You can listen to the new track on Rolling Stone.

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May 23, 2017