Sunday, November 1, 2015
Soundtrack of the Month: November 2015
Last month I went to see Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the second installment of the Maze Runner saga. I loved it, and it reminded me how much I loved the first film as well. The Maze Runner is a unique story with unique personality and music. The sounds of the world contributed well to the film, and the end result was impressive, to say the least.
The Maze Runner is not another cliché film adaptation of a young adult novel with a focus on appeasing pre-teen fanboys and fangirls. This film has depth and character, and is brilliantly pulled off. The score is composed by up-and-coming composer John Paesano, who also scored the newly-released sequel.
Paesano's score gives new personality and life to an already impressive story. Mysteries and confusion are beautifully and terrifyingly translated into incredible incidental music that fits perfectly with the film and its themes. The Maze Runner was one of the first majorly noteworthy projects Paesano has worked on, and he made sure his shot counted.
Track 1: The Maze Runner – The film's incredible main theme.
Track 2: What Is This Place? – Our protagonist wakes up in a strange place, with no memory of who he is or where he came from.
Track 7: Into the Maze – Let's get this adventure started.
Track 21: Finale – The epic conclusion to The Maze Runner. It's over, right? Or is it only beginning?
Purchase The Maze Runner (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) from Amazon or iTunes.
Or listen to it for free on Spotify or YouTube.