Yes, that is an order. A while back, it was announced that Fever Ray (the solo alias of Karin Dreijer Andersson, one half of musical duo The Knife) would be writing a song for Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood, which releases this weekend. You can listen to the track, entitled “The Wolf” below. Do so now.
You can also stream it on Soundcloud here. Listening to music on YouTube isn’t great at all, I know.
I have little desire to see Red Riding Hood, which seems as though it will share many similarities with Twilight (the first film of which Hardwicke also directed). But I am a huge fan of Fever Ray, who put on an absolutely stunning live show and have an amazingly creepy, surreal visual style (as you can see above).
The Wolf doesn’t disappoint. It is much louder, more distorted and more tribal than most of the songs on Fever Ray’s only album, but it shares a similar dark vibe, and is absolutely awesome. I hope Red Riding Hood fares better critically than Twilight; this news has given me a fantastic song, but still hasn’t convinced me to go see the movie. It’s made me desperate for more music from Karin, apart from anything else. We shall see how the film does later this week. It will apparently also feature Keep the Streets Empty for Me, one of the best tracks on Fever Ray’s eponymous album.
What with Trent Reznor’s score for The Social Network (and upcoming scores for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Daft Punk’s score for Tron: Legacy, and the Chemical Brothers’ score for Hanna (check a clip out here, it’s fantastic), which opens next month, some great people from the world of alternative rock and / or electronic and / or whatever-the-hell-genre-label-you-want-to-put-on-them; are making some great soundtracks.
You can buy The Wolf (along with the rest of the soundtrack for Red Riding Hood) at Amazon.
Disco Naïveté premiered the track. I thank them very much for doing so.