ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK)
AVAILABLE TODAY ON WATERTOWER MUSIC
FEATURES NEW ORIGINAL SCORE FROM
GRAMMY-NOMINATED COMPOSER TOM HOLKENBORG
ALONGSIDE TWO TRACKS FROM THE FILM:
“SONG TO THE SIREN” PERFORMED BY ROSE BETTS &
“HALLELUJAH” PERFORMED BY ALLISON CROWE
NEW TOM HOLKENBORG TRACK ALSO RELEASED TODAY:
“MIDDLE MASS (FROM ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE)”
UK singer/songwriter Rose Betts releases the stunning “Song To The Siren” as part of Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), out today on WaterTower Music. Listen to “Song To The Siren” HERE and the full soundtrack HERE.
The soundtrack features a brand-new score to accompany Snyder’s vision for the film, created by GRAMMY-nominated multi-platinum producer, musician, composer and educator Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, the upcoming Godzilla Vs. Kong), alongside 2 songs to open and close the soundtrack: “Song To The Siren” performed by Rose Betts and “Hallelujah” performed by Allison Crowe.
Rose Betts is a London-born singer-songwriter with an uncanny ability to pen beautiful hooks and lyrics with a depth beyond her years. Rose also works on other music projects besides her own, one of those being Bazzi’s “Young & Alive,” which received a Best Remixed Recording GRAMMY nomination at the 63rd Annual Awards.
Since 2001, Allison Crowe has released 26 albums, singles, EPs and compilations, primarily via her own label – creating more than 200 unique tracks which embrace roots, rock, Celtic, folk, jazz, soul, Canadiana and Broadway and bridges tradition with inventive exploration.
The music accompanies the film’s storyline- determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.
2 early tracks from Holkenborg, “Middle Mass (From Zack Snyder’s Justice League)”, and “The Crew At Warpower (From Zack Snyder’s Justice League)” were released early to give fans the opportunity to experience music from the film before its release.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be made available worldwide day and date with the US HBO Max debut on THURSDAY, MARCH 18 (*with a small number of exceptions). The feature film will be available internationally to rent, buy, stream or watch via HBO services, local TV providers, or a range of digital platforms. And the soundtrack releases worldwide the same day.
Tom Holkenborg calls Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) his “Mount Everest of Scores.” Indeed, the album’s nearly 4 hours of music showcases his colossal output on a project which was a massive and deeply personal undertaking for him, given his and Zack Snyder’s years-deep connection on the film. The two worked together on Snyder’s original musical vision for the film in 2016; and have now come back together to see that vision come to fruition.
“Scoring Zack Snyder’s Justice League has been a project like no other in my career,” explains the composer. “It’s a four-and-a- half-hour movie. I wrote so much music! The score is, at times, fully electronic, and at other times fully orchestral. It included many global elements, rock and even trap. And it was all written during Covid, so it was an incredibly hands on, isolated and intense experience; and I think that comes out in the score. This project demanded so much on so many levels, and all of us involved owed it to the fans and Zack to give it everything we had.”
Unquestionably, the album does showcase the best of Tom Holkenborg, who was inspired to put everything he had into the opus. The soundtrack highlights his full spectrum as a composer, and draws on his experience as a rock producer, electronic music producer, his world music collaborations, and love of classical orchestration and classical film scoring. Yet even with that wide-ranging stylistic mix, this body of work brilliantly illuminates a passionate cohesiveness amidst a more aggressive and more dramatic offering than anything the composer has previously put forth.
The Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is available March 18. Track list below. All music by Tom Holkenborg unless noted:
Song to the Siren Performed by Rose Betts
A Hunter Gathers
Things Fall Apart
Wonder Woman Defending / And What Rough Beast
World Ending Fire
No Paradise, No Fall
The Center Will Not Hold, Twenty Centuries of Stony Sleep
As Above, So Below
No Dog, No Master
Take This Kingdom by Force
A Splinter from the Thorn That Pricked You
Cyborg Becoming / Human All Too Human
The Path Chooses You
Aquaman Returning / Carry Your Own Water
The Provenance of Something Gathered
We Do This Together
The Will to Power
Smoke Become Fire
I Teach You, the Overman
A Glimmer at the Door of the Living
How We Achieve Ourselves
The Sun Forever Rising
Superman Rising, Pt. 1 / A Book of Hours
Beyond Good and Evil
So Begins the End
The House of Belonging
Flight Is Our Nature
And the Lion-Earth Did Roar, Pt. 1
And the Lion-Earth Did Roar, Pt. 2
Superman Rising, Pt. 2 / Immovable
At the Speed of Force
My Broken Boy
That Terrible Strength
An Eternal Reoccurrence of Change
We Slay Ourselves
Your Own House Turned to Ashes
All of You Undisturbed Cities
The Art of Preserving Fire
The Crew at Warpower
The Foundation Theme (from Zack Snyder’s Justice League)
Batman, a Duty to Fight / To See
Batman, an Invocation to Heal / To Be Seen
Wonder Woman, a Call to Stand / A World Awakened
Flash, The Space to Win / Our Legacy Is Now
Hallelujah Performed by Allison Crowe
ABOUT TOM HOLKENBORG
Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is a Grammy nominated multi-platinum producer, musician, composer and educator whose versatility puts him on the cutting edge of contemporary music, and whose thirst for innovation is helping to reimagine the world of composition.
A Full Contact Composer, Holkenborg is hands on at every stage of the composing process, a multi-instrumentalist who combines a mastery of studio engineering, classical musical training and an innate sense of curiosity. He’s as adept working with a 50 piece philharmonic orchestra as he is with a wall of modular synths, playing a bass guitar or building his own physical and digital instruments. His drive to reimagine what’s possible and share that knowledge with the next generation of composers is what makes Holkenborg a unique force, and one of the most in-demand film composers in the world.
Tom’s film scoring credits have grossed over $2 billion at the box office and include Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, Black Mass, Alita Battle Angel, Divergent, Brimstone, The Dark Tower, Tomb Raider, Terminator: Dark Fate, the record setting Sonic the Hedgehog and the forthcoming projects The 355, Justice League: The Snyder Cut, Godzilla vs Kong and Army Of The Dead. He has worked with directors including Peter Jackson, Robert Rodriguez, James Cameron, George Miller, Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder and Tim Miller among many others.
An educator as well as a creator, Tom is committed to breaking down the barriers of entry in the world of film composition, creating the free SCORE Academy program in Los Angeles and a music composition program at the ArtEZ conservatorium in his home country of the Netherlands. On YouTube, Tom hosts his educational series StudioTime, which is available for free and has been watched millions of times.
Tom is able to draw on his extensive knowledge of classical forms and structures while keeping one finger planted firmly on the pulse of popular music. When his eclectic background is paired with his skill as a multi-instrumentalist (he plays keyboards, guitar, drums, violin, and bass) and a mastery of studio technology, a portrait emerges of an artist for whom anything is possible. Outside of his own artistry Tom’s desire to marry technology and classical composition to initiate change and evolution led him to partner with Orchestral Tools in 2019 to create Junkie XL Brass, his first sample library, making world-class sounds available to composers everywhere.
The foundation for Tom’s work in film started in his native Holland, where he created multiple film scores, before undertaking mentorships with celebrated composers Harry Gregson Williams and Hans Zimmer, with whom he worked on projects like Inception, Batman vs Superman and Dark Knight Rises. Tom’s partnership with Hans was formative, enabling him to hone his own voice and style while learning from one of Hollywood’s most influential composers. Tom’s own Hollywood journey really started to take flight in 2014 with his first major solo project, and the first of his many collaborations with Zack Snyder, 300: Rise Of An Empire. It was the beginning of a scoring schedule that has netted billions of box office dollars, included blockbusters and indie projects, seen Tom work with some of Hollywood’s most lauded directors, and kept him jam packed ever since.
Holkenborg’s music career began in 1993 when he started the industrial rock band Nerv and was also producing hardcore and metal bands like Sepultura and Fear Factory. Drawn by electronic breakbeats he started Junkie XL in 1997 debuting with the album Saturday Teenage Kick. Holkenborg went on to produce five more albums under the Junkie XL moniker while playing headline shows all over the world. In 2002 the producer remixer scored a number 1 chart hit in 24 countries with his rework of “A Little Less Conversation”. Following its success Holkenborg collaborated with celebrated artists like Dave Gahan, Robert Smith, Chuck D, and remixed artists such as Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and many more. In addition, Holkenborg created the music for video games like FIFA, Need For Speed, The Sims, and SSX and commercials for global campaigns like Nike, Heineken, Adidas, Cadillac and VISA.
ABOUT ROSE BETTS
Hailing from London, England, Rose Betts is a singer-songwriter with an uncanny ability to pen beautiful hooks and lyrics with a depth beyond her years. A regular on the London music scene and darling of Sofar Sounds, Rose toured the UK in 2017, self-released her first EP The Stars Look Down and is currently working between London and LA on her debut album with The Heavy Group. She has received major radio play on BBC 2 and BBC 6 and continues to blur the lines of conventionality through her collaborations with art, film, theatre and virtual technology. She is also currently songwriting on other projects, and worked on Bazzi’s single ‘Young and Alive,’ which was nominated for a GRAMMY at the 2021 Awards.
ABOUT WATERTOWER MUSIC
WaterTower Music, the in-house label for the WarnerMedia companies, releases recorded music as rich and diverse as the companies themselves. It has been the soundtrack home to many of the world’s most iconic films, television shows and games since 2001.