David Wingo and David Gordon Green roll pretty deep. The composer scored the director’s first feature, “George Washington,” and the pair have collaborated numerous times over the years on “All the Real Girls,” “Snow Angels,” “The Sitter” and last year’s “Prince Avalanche.” Their working relationship continues with the forthcoming “Joe,” and before you see the movie this weekend, you can treat your ears to the music.
The folks over at Paste have unveiled a full listen to the soundtrack, and you can click below to hear it for yourself. Starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan, the film follows an ex-con and troubled teen who form a bond in this Southern drama/thriller. Wingo composed the score with Jeff McILlwain, and they nicely set the tone for the story, one with punch, tension and dread all given fair weight across the fifteen tracks (plus songs by Explosions In The Sky and Ryan Bingham). And Cage’s return to actual acting instead of gesticulating couldn’t ask for a better backdrop.
“Joe” opens in limited release this Friday, April 11th. The soundtrack hits iTunes April 8th.