LISTEN TO “ALL ABOARD” HERE
ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 18 – PREORDER
THE MENU DEBUTS IN THEATERS NOVEMBER 18 – WATCH THE TRAILER
Milan Records announced the November 18th release of THE MENU (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) and shared the album’s lead single by GRAMMY Award®-winning composer and saxophonist COLIN STETSON. Available to preorder now, the album features music written by Stetson for the satirical thriller directed by Mark Mylod. The album’s lead single and opening track “All Aboard” makes its debut today with preorder today, giving listeners their first taste of Stetson’s expansive soundscape – listen here. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Hong Chau, Janet McTeer, Reed Birney, Judith Light, and John Leguizamo, The Menu debuts in theatres Friday, November 18 from Searchlight Pictures.
Of the score, COLIN STETSON says, “From my first reading of the script to our last moments on the mix stage, my experience creating the music on this film has been an absolute joy, as the themes, refrains, and aesthetic have seemed to jump right off of the page and screen for me with every brilliant turn of phrase, perfect edit, and wickedly delivered performance. It is a pure pleasure working with such an incredible team and I am truly grateful for the whole of it.”
Of today’s single, Stetson continues, “The first theme I wrote for The Menu is that of the Amuse Bouche scene, wherein the first wink and tease of some as yet unseen darker subtext for the evening’s proceedings is peeking out. In ‘All Aboard,’ that theme is all frolic and pomp, of our diners blissfully unaware and delighting in the lavishness and importance of it all.”
ABOUT THE MENU
A couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.
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THE MENU (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK)
- All Aboard
- The Boat
- Nature is Timeless
- Welcome to Hawthorne
- A Revolution in Cuisine
- The Mess
- Taco Tuesday
- Our Side or Theirs
- Fallen Angel
- Take the Evening Air
- Do You Think You’re Special?
- The First Cheeseburger You Ever Ate
- The Purifying Flame
- Amuse Bouche (Reprise)
Colin Stetson was born and raised in Ann Arbor, and spent a decade in San Francisco and Brooklyn honing his formidable talents as a horn player, eventually settling in Montreal in 2007. Over the years he has worked extensively, live and in studio, with a wide range of bands and musicians including Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, TV On The Radio, Feist, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Bill Laswell, Evan Parker, The Chemical Brothers, Animal Collective, Hamid Drake, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Angelique Kidjo, Fink, and David Gilmore. Meanwhile, he has developed an utterly unique voice as a soloist, principally on saxophones and clarinets, his intense technical prowess matched by his exhilarating and emotionally gripping skills as a songwriter. Stetson’s astounding physical engagement with his instruments (chiefly bass and alto saxophones) produces emotionally rich and polyphonic compositions that transcend expectations of what solo horn playing can sound like. Stemming from that approach and aesthetic, he has been contributing regularly to the world of film, TV, and game scoring over the past decade with such titles as Hereditary (2018), The First (2018), Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018), Color Out of Space (2019), Barkskins (2020), Mayday (2021), Among The Stars (2021), Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022), The Menu (2022), and Uzumaki (2023).