Features new original score from Grammy-nominated composer Tom Holkenborg
Album includes 2 new tracks from the film: ‘Song To The Siren’ performed by Rose Betts & ‘Hallelujah’ performed by Allison Crowe
New Holkenborg track released today: ‘Middle Mass (From Zack Snyder’s Justice League)’
WaterTower Music announced the March 18 release of “Zack Snyder's Justice League (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),” which features a completely brand-new score to accompany Snyder’s vision for the film, created by Grammy Award-nominated multi-Platinum producer, musician, composer and educator Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL), who also worked on “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Deadpool” and the upcoming “Godzilla Vs. Kong.”
The album features Holkenborg’s music from “Zack Snyder's Justice League,” the film in which, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. Now united, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.
A new track from Holkenborg, “Middle Mass (From Zack Snyder's Justice League)" was released Friday, joining the previously released “The Crew At Warpower (From Zack Snyder’s Justice League)" as opportunities for fans to hear early music from the film.
“Zack Snyder's Justice League” will be made available worldwide day and date with the U.S. HBO Max debut on Thursday, March 18 (with a small number of exceptions). The feature film will be available internationally to rent, buy, stream or watch via HBO services, local TV providers, or a range of digital platforms. And the soundtrack releases worldwide the same day.
Holkenborg called “Zack Snyder's Justice League (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” his “Mount Everest of Scores.”
A press release noted, “Indeed, the album’s nearly four hours of music showcases his colossal output on a project which was a massive and deeply personal undertaking for him, given his and Zack Snyder’s years-deep connection on the film. The two worked together on Snyder’s original musical vision for the film in 2016; and have now come back together to see that vision come to fruition.”
"Scoring ‘Zack Snyder's Justice League’ has been a project like no other in my career,” the composer said. “It's a four-and-a-half-hour movie. I wrote so much music! The score is, at times, fully electronic, and at other times fully orchestral. It included many global elements, rock and even trap. And it was all written during COVID, so it was an incredibly hands-on, isolated and intense experience; and I think that comes out in the score. This project demanded so much on so many levels, and all of us involved owed it to the fans and Zack to give it everything we had."
The release added, “Unquestionably, the album does showcase the best of Tom Holkenborg, who was inspired to put everything he had into the opus. The soundtrack highlights his full spectrum as a composer, and draws on his experience as a rock producer, electronic music producer, his world music collaborations, and love of classical orchestration and classical film scoring. Yet even with that wide ranging stylistic mix, this body of work brilliantly illuminates a passionate cohesiveness amidst a more aggressive and more dramatic offering than anything the composer has previously put forth.”
“Zack Snyder's Justice League (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” will be available March 18. Two tracks, “The Crew At Warpower (From Zack Snyder’s Justice League)” and “Middle Mass (From Zack Snyder's Justice League)” now available digitally, and the track list is as follows. All music by Holkenborg, unless noted:
Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is a Grammy-nominated multi-Platinum producer, musician, composer and educator whose versatility puts him on the cutting-edge of contemporary music, and whose thirst for innovation is helping to reimagine the world of composition.
Holkenborg is adept working with a 50-piece philharmonic orchestra as he is with a wall of modular synths, playing a bass guitar or building his own physical and digital instruments. His drive to reimagine what’s possible and share that knowledge with the next generation of composers is what makes Holkenborg a unique force, and one of the most in-demand film composers in the world.
His scoring credits have grossed over $2 billion at the box office and include “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Deadpool,” “Black Mass,” “Alita Battle Angel,” “Divergent,” “Brimstone,” “The Dark Tower,” “Tomb Raider,” “Terminator: Dark Fate,” the record-setting “Sonic the Hedgehog” and the forthcoming projects “The 355,” “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” “Godzilla Vs. Kong” and “Army Of The Dead.” He has worked with directors including Snyder, Peter Jackson, Robert Rodriguez, James Cameron, George Miller, Christopher Nolan and Tim Miller among many others.
An educator as well as a creator, Tom is committed to breaking down the barriers of entry in the world of film composition, creating the free SCORE Academy program in Los Angeles and a music composition program at the ArtEZ conservatorium in his home country of the Netherlands. On YouTube, he hosts his educational series “StudioTime,” which is available for free and has been watched millions of times.