Carter Burwell, a veteran film composer best known for his work alongside the Coen Brothers (“Fargo,” “Raising Arizona,” “Miller’s Crossing,” “Barton Fink,” “The Big Lebowski,” “A Serious Man,” “True Grit”) is often regarded by music and movie critics alike as film’s secret weapon. Carefully weaving yearning, melodrama, angst and desire, Burwell’s furtive scores add complex layers to a film, and in the case of “Carol,” do much to fill in the constrained silences of the 50s lesbian romance.
Amassing a staggering 95 film credits, Burwell now adds Todd Haynes’ “Carol” to his roster of accomplishments — pairing his enigmatic brand of minimalist oeuvre with today’s most celebrated auteurs. On collaborating with Haynes on “Carol,” Burwell told EW he found Todd “very musically astute. It’s not true for all directors, but I really trust his judgement… [it] was definitely the right feeling and level of excitement.”
To listen to all 25 tracks from the official “Carol” soundtrack, head to Spotify.