Mogwai has released the soundtrack for his new Apple TV+ series, Black bird – you can listen to it below.
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Black bird is a new limited drama series produced and written by Dennis Lehane (shutter island, Gone baby gone) and stars Taron Egerton (Rocketman, Kingsman: The Secret Service).
It is described as a “gritty, suspenseful psychological thriller” and is adapted from the true crime memoir In With The Devil: A Fallen Hero, A serial killer, and A Dangerous Market for Redemption by James Keene and Hillel Levin.
A synopsis reads: “Inspired by real events, when the high school football hero and the son of a decorated police officer are sentenced to 10 years in a minimum security prison, he is given the choice of his life – to enter a prison Maximum Security for the Criminally Insane and either befriend suspected serial killer Larry Hall or stay where he is and serve his full sentence without the possibility of parole.
Speaking of the soundtrack, Stuart Braithwaite of the band said: “Working on Black bird was a real honor and a challenge. The story is incredibly intense and wonderfully acted. We’re glad everyone can see it.
Check out the soundtrack here:
“No Looking Back”
“He fed on me”
“The fields are everywhere”
‘Like a brother’
“I like vans”
“Time of Father and Son”
“Waiting for Daddy”
“She was nice at first”
‘Up All Night’
‘Not you too’
In April, Mogwai shared a new single titled “Boltfor”.
Released on April 26, ‘Boltfor’ was “initially recorded during the ‘As The Love Continues’ sessions at Vada Studios” according to a statement, “then completed at the band’s Castle of Doom Studios in March 2022.”
Speaking of the song’s accompanying video, director Sam Wiehl said: “The video is a visual metaphor for the constant movement in life and the incessant urge to move forward as individuals… in the form of a metaphysical road movie.”
The Scottish band released their 10th studio album ‘As The Love Continues’ in February 2021, scoring their first ever UK number one with the project. To celebrate the feat, they later confirmed a special reunion show in November.
In October, they won the 2021 Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award for “As The Love Continues”, beating Biffy Clyro, Stanley Odd and The Snuts, and were also nominated for the 2021 Mercury Prize.
Meanwhile, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite recently announced details of a memoir, Spaceships over Glasgow: Mogwai and the mistreated youth.