WaterTower Music is excited to announce today’s release of the soundtrack to “The Kitchen”, the gritty, female-driven mob drama from New Line Cinema and BRON Creative and directed by Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) which hits theaters August 9.
The soundtrack to “The Kitchen” features a soaring cover of “The Chain” (originally performed by Fleetwood Mac) by The Highwomen—the new collaborative movement formed by Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires. Additionally, it features 12 tracks by Grammy winning and Academy Award winning composer Bryce Dessner, whose music has been called “gorgeous, full-hearted” by NPR, “vibrant” by The New York Times, and “exactly the kind of composer who personifies what might be next for classical music” by the LA Times.
Known to many as a guitarist with The National, he is also active as a curator and a vital force in the flourishing realm of new creative music. Dessner’s rapidly expanding catalogue of works has been commissioned by leading ensembles across the world, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Metropolitan Museum of Art (for the New York Philharmonic), Kronos Quartet, Edinburgh International Festival, Carnegie Hall, Sydney Festival, New York City Ballet, and many others.
The track list is as follows:
- “The Chain” The Highwomen
- Liquor Store Bryce Dessner
- Finding Cash Bryce Dessner
- Wine Table Bryce Dessner
- Ruby Goes Home Bryce Dessner
- The Beginning Bryce Dessner
- Leaving Brooklyn Bryce Dessner
- The Homecoming Bryce Dessner
- Break Up Bryce Dessner
- Claire and Gabriel Bryce Dessner
- Italian Street War Bryce Dessner
- Ruby’s Secret Bryce Dessner
- Showdown Bryce Dessner
About Bryce Dessner
Bryce Dessner is one of the most sought-after composers of his generation, with a rapidly expanding catalogue of works commissioned by leading ensembles across the world. Known to many as a guitarist with The National, he is also active as a curator – a vital force in the flourishing realm of new creative music. Dessner’s orchestral, chamber, and vocal compositions have been commissioned by the likes of Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Metropolitan Museum of Art (for the New York Philharmonic), Kronos Quartet, BAM Next Wave Festival, Barbican Centre, Edinburgh International Festival, Carnegie Hall, Sydney Festival, eighth blackbird, Sō Percussion, New York City Ballet, and many others. He collaborates across art forms with some of the world’s most creative and respected artists, including Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Alejandro Iñarritú, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, Caroline Shaw, Johnny Greenwood, Bon Iver, Justin Peck, Ragnar Kjartansson, Jennifer Koh, Kelley O’Connor and Nico Muhly. Future projects include a major orchestral commission, a stage work with Enda Walsh and a concerto for Pekka Kuusisto, a second collaboration with Sydney Dance Company, a commission for YMusic facilitated by a Baryshnikov scholarship, plus a commission from Fondation Louis Vuitton for Gautier Capuçon and seven-cello ensemble. In spring 2019 The National released their latest studio recording, I am Easy to Find, collaborating with film director Mike Mills.
About “The Kitchen”
New York City, 1978. The 20 blocks of pawnshops, porn palaces and dive bars between 8th Avenue and the Hudson River owned by the Irish mafia and known as Hell’s Kitchen was never the easiest place to live. Or the safest. But for mob wives Kathy, Ruby and Claire--played by Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss--things are about to take a radical, dramatic turn. When their husbands are sent to prison by the FBI the women take business into their own hands, running the rackets and taking out the competition…literally. Now they run the neighborhood. The gritty, female-driven mob drama “The Kitchen,” from New Line Cinema and BRON Creative, is written and directed by Andrea Berloff, who was nominated for an Oscar for Original Screenplay for “Straight Outta Compton.”
About WaterTower Music:
WaterTower Music, the in-house music label for Warner Bros., has been releasing recorded music since 2001 and has released over 200 titles, including the soundtracks and scores to Aquaman, Crazy Rich Asians, Wonder Woman, Interstellar, Game Of Thrones, Westworld, Riverdale, The Hobbit Trilogy, The LEGO® Movie, The Dark Knight Rises, Hairspray, Sex and the City, Elf, and The Notebook, among others.