Scott Walker’s The Childhood of a Leader OST is out in August on 4AD

Scott Walker's The Childhood of a Leader OST is out in August on 4AD

UPDATE (7/1): 4AD has confirmed the soundtrack and release date. According to the label, “Walker continues to work with long-term collaborators Peter Walsh (co-producer) and Mark Warman (musical director), with the latter conducting an orchestra comprised of 46 string players and 16 brass for the studio recording.” The OST will be pressed on limited-run transparent vinyl. Preview the song “RUN” below.

As Exclaim reports, 4AD is about to release the first solo Scott Walker material since 2012’s gargantuan Bish Bosch (our #1 album of 2012). The music is from the soundtrack to director Brady Corbet’s period drama The Childhood of a Leader, which was scored entirely by Walker. The release date is reportedly August 19 and an Amazon pre-order was available for a brief time, but the label has not yet officially confirmed the news.

The Childhood of a Leader premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year and is scheduled for a limited theatrical release in North America on July 22. It is loosely based on a Jean-Paul Sartre story under the same name. The film focuses on the life of a young American boy living in Paris during the writing of the Treaty of Versailles; it stars Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, and Robert Pattinson.

Walker’s most recent musical endeavor was his excellent collaboration with Sunn O))), Soused, which was released in early 2014.

The Childhood of a Leader OST tracklisting:

01. Orchestral Tuning Up
02. Opening
03. Dream Sequence
04. Village Walk
05. RUN
06. Down the Stairs
07. Up the Stairs
08. The Letter
09. Versailles
10. Cutting Flowers
11. Boy, Mirror, Car Arriving
12. Third Tantrum
13. Printing Press
14. On the Way to the Meeting
15. The Meeting
16. Post Meeting
17. Finale
18. New Dawn (Synth Layout for Cut Scene)

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