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KIRKLANDD'S FAVOURITE FILM SCORES AND SOUNDTRACKS

OTHERSIDE is out now!

Image: Claire Warren.


Rapper and instrumentalist Kirklandd has dropped his new single, OTHERSIDE. To celebrate the release, the musician has shared with MILKY his five favourite film scores, soundtracks and composers.


OTHERSIDE is an anthem of strength. It’s the feeling of being on the other side of what you’ve been through: that you’ve done the work you've needed to do, and you’re finally able to start feeling the benefit of it. It’s the first big statement of who I am as an artist and the impact I intend to have in music.” Kirklandd shares. “We wanted to craft something high-powered, and started playing through Machine Gun Kelly, Rage Against the Machine and Slowthai – the energy we found was quick and immediate,”


To celebrate the release, the rapper will be hitting the road on an east coast tour. Kicking off in Canberra on November 12, the run of shows will continue on to Sydney, Canberra and Wollongong, before wrapping up in Newcastle on December 18.




MICHAEL ABELS – GET OUT

Get Out feels reminiscent of classic horror films with its score – Michael Abels has jagged staccato strings jumping around eerie scenes in the film, like with Prelude – it’s crazy unsettling and makes the film feel completely like traditional horror.



LOCK STOCK & TWO SMOKING BARRELS

There’s a dope scene in the film where Nick Moran’s character Eddy loses all of his and his friends’ money in a poker game. When he realises he’s lost, he shakily stands up from the table, and Guy Ritchie mounts a camera to his body to capture all of his movements. At the same time, Guy plays I Wanna Be Your Dog by The Stooges as this happens, and it captures the weight of Eddy’s error in the game perfectly.



HILDUR GUANADOTTIR – JOKER

Probably my favourite score of all time. Accompanying all the dark, brooding scenes in Joker is Hildur Guanadottir’s minimal, cinematic scoring, composed primarily on the cello. The scene where Joaquin Phoenix’s character has killed someone for the first time, and truly begins to evolve into the character of Joker, is scored by a piece titled Bathroom Dance. It captures this evolution so well, and Joaquin Phoenix’s dancing that he and Todd Phillips completely freestyled is beautiful. It was the sole inspiration for the theme of the mixtape that I’m working on, which I picked the cello back up for.



THE DEPARTED

Best gangster movie of all time. Scorsese playing Gimme Shelter by Rolling Stones while Jack Nicholson walks around the streets of Boston taking names is too perfect.



TRENT REZNOR AND ATTICUS ROSS – THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Trent Reznor, originally from Nine Inch Nails, killed this score. I was really into the minimalism of the keys and background synths in Hand Covers Bruise, the main theme of the film. The gentle piano keys set the scene for the early beginnings of the Facebook story on the Harvard University campus, and foreshadow the tension later in the story for what eventually divides the two main characters.



OTHERSIDE is out now!


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