Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL’s Batman v Superman soundtrack was released last Friday. I pre-ordered it from iTunes and woke up to find it already in my library. I am a huge fan of movie soundtracks and Hans Zimmer is one of my favourite composers (his Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises soundtracks are among my favourites).
I’ve been looking forward to this soundtrack for a while now. I just watched an interesting interview with Zimmer and Junkie XL about their approaches to the soundtrack. It is a fascinating interview largely because of the little insights into how some composers approach their work:
WaterTower Music has published some of the tracks from the soundtrack online. I created a quick Batman v Superman playlist for you so you can listen to the tracks:
Batman v Superman selection by Paul Jacobson
If you remember the Man of Steel soundtrack, you’ll definitely pick up on some of the themes from that album in the Batman v Superman soundtrack. Here is the preview of the Man of Steel soundtrack that was published about 2 years ago:
Man Of Steel – Official Soundtrack Preview by WaterTowerMusic
I’m really excited about the movie and to hearing these tracks in context in the action. As much as I love the movies, the soundtracks are often even more exciting to me (especially when the soundtracks are really good in themselves) because I listen to them for years afterwards.
I’ve been listening to the Batman v Superman soundtrack on and off over the last few days and it’s growing on me. The different themes to each of the major characters make for a bit of a jarring listen because they don’t all flow into each other but I’m enjoying it nevertheless.
WaterTower Music has a couple different format options if you want the album (including a 3 LP deluxe vinyl version for you comics hipsters) on its site.