In 2015, Brady Corbet’s debut film “The Childhood of a Leader,” starring Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, and Robert Pattinson, premiered at the Venice International Film Festival to great acclaim, eventually wining Best Debut and Best Director at the festival. Last month, IFC Films released the film in theaters and VOD, but now its dynamic orchestral score can finally be heard in its entirely on Spotify. Legendary singer-songwriter Scott Walker composed the score, making it the second film score he’s made after Léos Carax’s 1999 film “Pola X.” Listen to it in its entirety below.
Scott Walker began his career as a 60s pop star before becoming an avant-garde artist in the 21st century. He first released music as a member of The Walker Brothers, a group that achieved great success in the United Kingdom, but the group split up in 1968. Walker then moved into solo work and garnered much critical acclaim even though some weren’t commercially successful. He stopped releasing solo work in 1974 when the Walker Brothers reunited until they again broke up in 1978. Though he released few solo albums in the 80s and 90s, Walker garnered a whole new fan base with his 2006 surreal avant-garde album “The Drift,” the second in a trilogy which began with 1995’s “The Tilt” and ended with “Bish Bosch” in 2012. In 2014, he collaborated with the drone metal duo Sun O))) on the album “Soused,” which was received positively.
“The Childhood of a Leader” is available to rent and purchase on digital platforms.