Sony Music has released Red Dawn
Sony Music has announced Red Dawn, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi. The score accents the inspiring film about war and patriotism. Ramin has composed a powerful score for this action film that features a variety of moods to match the sensitive and comic moments of the movie.
In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.
The first track, Red Dawn, sets the tone with complex clashing rhythms over the full sound of orchestral strings. This combination continues with Wolverines, and in the ensuing tracks Invasion and I’m Gonna Fight the music gains a more martial, even dissonant character. The tracks that give strong back-up to action are interspersed with quieter moments, such as the contemplative The Execution, the calmer interlude of What Do You Miss?, and the lyrical, hopeful theme of Erica. The excitement of the music grows in A Marine and His Rifle and Jed’s Death, before the Finale starts in subdued mood and moves on to a serene, then triumphant conclusion.