KRO Records / Sony Music Masterworks today announce the January 24 release of the official soundtrack for THE TURNING (DreamWorks Pictures). Produced by Los Angeles singer/songwriter Lawrence Rothman and producer Yves Rothman, the soundtrack features a dumbfounding amount of revered artists, including Courtney Love, Mitski, Soccer Mommy, Empress Of, Vagabon, Warpaint, Cherry Glazerr, Kali Uchis, Alice Glass, girl in red, MUNA, The Aubreys (Finn Wolfhard’s new band) and more (full tracklisting below). Directed by Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways, Handmaid’s Tale) and starring Finn Wolfhard, Mackenzie Davis and Brooklynn Prince, the film will be released in theaters on January 24.
The soundtrack came together when director Floria Sigismondi approached Rothman to write a song for the film influenced by 90s rock music. Lawrence immediately thought of Courtney Love to co-write the song with. Love is a fan of the short story the movie is inspired by, Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw,” and along with her respect for Sigismondi and Rothman, she signed on to the project. Making its debut today is Love’s contribution to the film’s soundtrack entitled “Mother” – listen here.
Of the track, Courtney Love says, “I read ‘The Turn of the Screw’ as a kid, so it’s a genuine privilege to have had the opportunity to work with the genius that is Floria Sigismondi and Lawrence Rothman on this soundtrack – especially as I’m alongside so many other fantastic female artists I respect. I’ve long admired her work, particularly The Runaways and the Marilyn Manson videos. Floria and Lawrence had a clear vision on what they wanted to achieve and it was an honor to be invited into their studio and to become a part of it.”
To help create a completely original soundtrack, Lawrence Rothman called in producer Yves Rothman and they went on to approach all their favorite artists and things fell into place. The majority of the soundtrack was written and recorded at Lawrence’s Los Angeles studio, House of Lux.
Lawrence Rothman explains, “We were both inspired by the classic 90’s soundtracks – Romeo and Juliet, Lost Highway, The Crow, the sessions were chaotic and inspired, it was a fever dream for months. Yves and I are beyond ecstatic to have worked with so many of our favorite artists.” Lawrence too had a strong connection to the short story that inspired the movie, adding, “‘The Turn of the Screw’ was a seminal piece of literature for me when I was a teen, so when Floria Sigismondi approached me to produce all new and original music for her film, curated like the classic 90s soundtracks, it was a dream come true. I had just started my new record label KRO Records with Yves Rothman and Justin Raisen. I already had a compilation project much like the soundtrack in the works with multiple artists, so the timing was serendipitous.
Floria Sigismondi adds, "I wanted original songs you have never heard and a soundtrack that was a nod to the 1990s, but singularly unique to the atmosphere and world I created in The Turning. I had an inspiring time collaborating with Lawrence and Yves Rothman."
Listen to Courtney Love’s 90s-inspired track “Mother” now, and stay tuned for more music to be released prior to the soundtrack’s January 24 release date, the same day the film hits theaters.
HE TURNING SOUNDTRACK TRACKLISTING
1. Mother – Courtney Love
2. Cop Car – Mitski
3. Feed – Soccer Mommy
4. Kate’s Not Here – girl in red
5. SkindeepSkyhighHeartwide – Lawrence Rothman (feat. Pale Waves)
6. Call Me – Empress Of
7. The Wild - Vagabon
8. Getting Better (otherwise) – The Aubreys (Finn Wolfhard’s band)
9. Womb – Cherry Glazerr
10. The Brakes – Warpaint
11. Crust (neverreallyknewyou) – Lawrence Rothman
12. Judas Kiss – Lawrence Rothman & MUNA
13. The Turn – Kali Uchis
14. Sleep It Off – Alice Glass
15. Ouroboros – Dani Miller (of Surfbort)
16. I Don’t Know – Alison Mosshart (of The Kills)
17. Take No Prisoners – Living Things (feat. Sunflower Bean)
18. Crust – Lawrence Rothman
19. Silver – Kim Gordon
ABOUT THE TURNING
For more than 100 years, a deeply haunting tale has been passed down to terrify audiences. Next January, DreamWorks Pictures’ The Turning takes us to a mysterious estate in the Maine countryside, where newly appointed nanny Kate is charged with the care of two disturbed orphans, Flora and Miles. Quickly though, she discovers that both the children and the house are harboring dark secrets and things may not be as they appear.
Inspired by Henry James’ landmark novel, the haunted-house thriller is directed by spellbinding visualist Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale) and stars Mackenzie Davis (Terminator: Dark Fate, The Martian), Finn Wolfhard (It, Netflix’s Stranger Things), newcomer Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project) and Joely Richardson (Red Sparrow, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
From writers Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes (The Conjuring), The Turning is produced by Scott Bernstein (Straight Outta Compton, Ride Along 2) and Roy Lee (It, The Lego Movie). Universal will release The Turning domestically and in select international territories. www.theturningmovie.com