Review: When asked to review the soundtrack for ‘Suicide Squad’ I literally jumped at the chance given that it is the comic book movie that I have been looking forward to most. The soundtrack is composed by Academy Award Winner Steven Price who has done great work in the past on movies such as ‘Gravity’ and ‘The Worlds End’ to name only a couple of his listed credits.
With ‘Suicide Squad’ Price was given the challenge of doing the music score for a motley crew of super-villains turned anti-heroes. Sort of your comic book version of the classic ‘Dirty Dozen’ movie trope from the 1960’s. Only much dirtier and crazier.
Price’s score does well to establish this misfit gang of villains with a score that gives you quiet and emotive moments to the more manic and crazy action sequences.
Of course he also had to come up with suitable music that plays with the Joker’s somewhat deranged relationship with Harley Quinn. A relationship, which is pretty iconic to comic book readers. He did a great job with the track ‘Harley And Joker’, which pains the relationship with just the right amount of curiosity, romance and many madness and also syncs really nicely into ‘This Bird Is Baked ‘.
Overall the soundtrack, which is to be released on 12 August on CD with a Digital release that will drop on August 8 and will be released through WaterTower Music.
The music contained on the release has a very Gotham City sort of vibe to it. Which makes sense given that some of the main villains in the film are known mostly from the Batman comics.
The mix of quieter moments with the more bombastic action moments work really well and the syncing from one track to another is pretty much flawless and gives the feeling of listening to an epic film score.
Overall. I really enjoyed the work that Price did here.
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