Milan Records today announces the release of RESIDENT EVIL (SOUNDTRACK FROM THE NETFLIX SERIES) with music by composer GREGORY REVERET. Available Friday, July 15, the album features a Reveret-penned score for Netflix’s Resident Evil, the franchise’s first live-action series worldwide.
A longtime Resident Evil fan, Reveret has crafted an action-adventure-horror score entirely unique to the new series, which spans eight episodes and two separate timelines. Recorded with a South African orchestra, the multi-dimensional soundscape incorporates heavy percussion, tribal vocals and a sound bed largely produced by vintage laboratory test equipment.
At times largely orchestral and at others darkly industrial, Reveret’s expansive score straddles the gap between the show’s timelines with genre-defying sound befitting the all-new story. The album’s lead single “Venus Flytrap (Main Theme)” debuts today, a synth-heavy number with a signature vocal line and hard-hitting drums recorded by Craig Macintyre of the Goo Goo Dolls.
The soundtrack also includes “My Heart Has Teeth”, an all-new original song by longtime fan of the franchise, critically acclaimed electronic musician deadmau5, featuring pop singer Skylar Grey. For their contribution to the soundtrack, deadmau5 took inspiration from their old JUNO and Jupiter synths, foregoing trendy analog synths and sci-fi features, resulting in a gritty, downtempo vibe.
“‘Dystopian suburbia’ is the kind of vibe I had in mind while making this song. It was kind of cool because I like this weird, corporate connotation of this entity that owns the village if you will. I just imagine what it would sound like while pretty much composing the song with of course the backing vocals of Mrs. Skylar Grey. She’s an amazing talent to work with and she just nailed the lyrics. Expect the song will soon be available as a single on deadmau5’s mau5trap label.
Commenting on the soundtrack, composer GREGORY REVERET said, “I wanted to explore and push the boundaries of the franchise’s previous sounds while delivering a fun, action-packed score that would give fans something they could really enjoy. enjoy and have fun. The thematic material needed to be bold, to really serve as a continuous thread between the two story timelines. I purchased this obscure lab/test equipment that was originally used in labs from NASA and isn’t really meant to make music, but it sounds really interesting and lively. It gave the music a cool industrial edge and eventually became a main feature of the score. Much of the story is based in my hometown of Cape Town, South Africa, so I’ve also worked with local musicians and recorded a South African orchestra, which I’m very proud of.”
Year 2036 – 14 years after Joy’s spread caused so much pain, Jade Wesker struggles for survival in a world overrun by infected and disruptive bloodthirsty creatures. In this utter carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling ties to the sinister Umbrella Corporation, but most importantly by what happened to her sister, Billie.
Born in France, Greg Reveret began his musical career as a touring EDM artist. His music has been featured on BBC Radio 1, Rinse FM, KCRW, Solid Steel Radio (Ninja Tune) and has been released on labels including Ministry Of Sound and mau5trap.
In 2018, Reveret teamed up with deadmau5 and wrote the album Where’s the Drop? The album featured reimagined orchestral pieces from deadmau5’s catalog, as well as original compositions by Reveret. This critically acclaimed album was followed by two sold-out concerts and a remix album released on mau5trap, which received a Grammy nomination.
Reveret contributed to Hollywood blockbusters Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Power Rangers, to name a few. In 2021 he started working on his adventure/horror score for the Netflix series Resident Evil. The score featured a mix of action-heavy orchestral music, African percussion, and elaborate use of early 1960s laboratory equipment.
Listen to the new album here: