Thom Yorke shares track from Suspiria soundtrack

The Radiohead frontman’s new score for Luca Guadagnino’s remake of the horror classic is released in October

Video by Jamie Dunn | 04 Sep 2018

Those Radiohead boys really know their way around a film score. The cult band’s guitarist Jonny Greenwood has become one of the film world’s most in-demand composers, writing scores for the likes of Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, The Master, Phantom Thread) and Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin and You Were Never Really Here). Now Thom Yorke has got in on the act, supplying the score for Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Italian horror classic Suspiria, which was recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival to decidedly mixed results.

“This new Suspiria is bland, grisly, boring and silly. There is nothing poetic or erotic about it,” wrote Stephanie Zacharek in Time. Robbie Collin in the Telegraph, however, raved that “Suspiria draws a complex, provocative line through faith, politics, dance and, yes, witchcraft: in all cases, a group of resolute like minds can birth something more powerful and dangerous than themselves.”

Whatever Suspiria’s qualities, Yorke’s newly released track from the film Suspirium, a haunting piano ballad, is certainly promising. His other 24 compositions for the Suspiria score will be released in October, and includes a mix of instrumental scores and more traditional songs like Suspirium. Late a listen to Suspirium in the player above or on YouTube.

Suspiria is released in the UK on 16 November via MUBI. The Suspiria soundtrack will be available digitally, on CD and a double LP set pressed on pink vinyl. The tracklisting is below:

Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) tracklist:

Disc 1:
01 A Storm That Took Everything
02 The Hooks
03 Suspirium
04 Belongings Thrown In A River
05 Has Ended
06 Klemperer Walks
07 Open Again
08 Sabbath Incantation
09 The Inevitable Pull
10 Olga’s Destruction (Volk tape)
11 The Conjuring of Anke
12 A Light Green
13 Unmade
14 The Jumps

Disc 2:
01 Volk
02 The Universe is Indifferent
03 The Balance of Things
04 A Soft Hand Across Your Face
05 Suspirium Finale
06 A Choir of One
07 Synthesizer Speaks
08 The Room of Compartments
09 An Audition
10 Voiceless Terror
11 The Epilogue