Godless soundtrack to be released in July

Godless SoundtrackGodless – Original Netflix Limited Series Soundtrack will be released digitally on July 6, 2018. This album features music composed by Carlos Rafael Rivera (A Walk Among the Tombstones) for the Netflix Western mini-series.

As previously reported, here is the synopsis of Godless:

“An outlaw named Frank Griffin (played by Jeff Daniels), whose band of murderous sundries are hunting down Roy Goode (played by Jack O’Connell), one of their own who turned on their brotherhood. As Roy hides out in a New Mexican mining town run mostly by women, he meets the tough widow Alice Fletcher (played by Michelle Dockery), and the two prepare alongside the rest of the town for what will be an ultimate showdown as Griffin’s men arrive.”

Godless NetflixIn an article on Broadwayworld, Rivera discussed more about the process of writing the music for the Western, including studying classical Western scores but developing his own, distinct style. He said:

“Instruments like the harmonica had too much baggage and quickly became cliché…I also used an organ and harmonium to set tone. This intimate setting was the core for most of the writing, and served as contrast when orchestral forces were required.”

“When it came time to writing a main theme for Godless, we tried to find a singable melody, something that we could carry with us and would help encapsulate the story. Having the legendary T Bone Burnett as Executive Music Producer, as well as mix the Main Theme, influenced and inspired my approach to scoring the story…

Godless NetflixGetting to write a theme for Michelle Dockery’s Alice Fletcher was awesome. We wanted the heart of this theme to complement her character’s enduring strength. I am most grateful that showrunner Scott Frank put so much TRUST in the score, having allowed it to carry the final scene for Godless, and help finish telling his story.”

Godless the series is currently streaming on Netflix.

Check out the trailer below: