The long-awaited Candyman remake by Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele will receive an original soundtrack courtesy of Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (of Lichens and 90 Day Men). The Candyman Original Motion Picture Soundtrack arrives on August 27th (the same day the film is released) on streaming platforms, with physical formats following through Waxwork Records. Today Lowe shared the lead single “Rows and Towers”. Check that out below.
In addition to Lowe, the Candyman OST will present Hildur Guðnadóttir on cello and vocals, Matthew Morandi on synths and double bass as well as co-production and engineering by Randall Dunn.
“‘Rows and Towers’ serves as one of many portals in the Candyman countryside,” Lowe said in press releases about the song. He continued:
The chorus of voices represents the diversity of voices that are not only deeply anchored in Candyman’s folklore, but also for the characters who navigate the space in real time. The piece acts as a bridge between what Cabrini Green was in the past and the gentrification there, which can be seen in full in 2020. It’s the outline of story, story, and appearance that floats through the interior of a newly developed condominium. The bouncing and insect-like hum that swirls through the voices at its core is the word CANDYMAN spoken and then pulled apart, crushed and turned outward until you recognize it no longer as a voice speaking the word, but as an otherworldly being that was conjured up from another realm. The word is incomprehensible for what it was, but its energy remains and carries through the cold and the horror. That’s the writing on the wall.
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