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Music Dispatch: Hans Zimmer “Officially Retires” from Superhero Films

Music Dispatch: Hans Zimmer “Officially Retires” from Superhero Films

The man behind the music for your favorite superhero movies is calling it quits. Hans Zimmer won’t be scoring flicks like The Dark Knight anymore. Before you get too sad, know that we have other good music news for you! Brian Eno shared an epic 21-minute ambient song that will chill you out, Chance the Rapper covered Kanye West, Savages totally floored the crowd watching them on live TV, and Nosaj Thing has a new EP on the way with a single you can spin right this instant.

Superhero fans better cling to their record collections. Soundtrack icon Hans Zimmer just decided he’s stepping away from superhero films forever. In a new interview with BBC HARDtalk, the Oscar-winning composer said that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be his last flick of the kind. “I have officially retired from the superhero business,” he says in the clip. “I did Batman Begins with [Christopher Nolan] 12 years ago, so The Dark Knight Trilogy might be three movies to you, to me it was 11 years of my life. Then I did Superman, then I did this one.” Sounds exhausting. That means all those other scores, from the Dark Knight to Man of Steel, will be a little bit sadder when you listen to them now. [Consequence of Sound]

Brian Eno is back. The ambient pioneer announced he has a new LP on the way called The Ship. What better way to introduce a titanic vehicle than with a titanic song? Say hello to the album’s title-track… all 21 minutes of it. It’s full of shaky synths and stagnant vocals. Eno, we love you. Please never change. [Rolling Stone]

Kanye West‘s new album, The Life of Pablo, has been out for a month now and it’s already sewn itself in certain people’s brains. One musician decided to honor it in true fanfare fashion: Chance the Rapper. At a show in Raleigh, North Carolina last night, Chance dove into “Ultralight Beam” live. It’s a fitting song to cover given, you know, he sings a verse on the original version. Check it out above. [Complex]

Leave it to Savages to chill everyone to the bone who turned on the TV expecting some jokes. The London-via-France post-punk act took the stage at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to perform “Adore” off their new LP From this year. The song’s intense delivery and gorgeous build-up left people totally silent. What else would it do? The song’s too terrifying and simultaneously inspiring to inspire anything else. [Rolling Stone]

Get ready to get your wiggle on. LA producer and musician Nosaj Thing announced he has a new EP on the way called NO REALITY. The follow-up to last year’s Fated comes out April 8 via Innovative Leisure. In a press release, he said the record is for his friends and everyone who has supported him over the years. “Since I finished three albums that were more about my personal life, it was time to make something to give back.” D’aww. Check out lead single “N R 2” above and know he’s thinkin’ of you, kid. [Pitchfork]

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