HBO’s new show Westworld has just wrapped up its acclaimed first season. Along with the news that the immensely popular program will not be returning until 2018, the first season’s official soundtrack has now been revealed in full. This follows on from a few tracks being released earlier in the season.
The music was one of the standout points of the program, particularly the beautiful instrumental covers of songs by artists including Amy Winehouse, The Rolling Stones, The Cure, Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, The Animals and Radiohead, who were a particular favourite of the show, with no less than four tracks featured throughout. The songs brought an interesting sense of vague familiarity to the show, presenting melodies and rhythms that many viewers would already know and love, but in a new, different way. Although totally instrumental, many core themes of the songs were aligned with events and characters in the film, adding additional layers to the incredibly detailed storylines.
The music (including the immediately engaging opening theme) was composed by Ramin Djawadi, best known for his work with Game of Thrones.
Stream the original soundtrack, and the instrumental covers, below via Spotify or purchase here through iTunes.