We’re still abuzz from the epic trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s long-awaited adaptation of Dune. Some of us here at Nerdist literally won’t stop talking about it. Amid all the gorgeous and expansive visuals, and the vast roster of characters, we also got to hear some of Hans Zimmer’s evocative score. It’s not too far afield from the kind of thing he has done before (a lot of rhythm, a lot of sustained bass notes), but it feels unique in his canon. Especially at the end of the trailer, where we hear a striking female voice singing. It’s really cool. Well now the composer has shared that entire track, entitled “Paul’s Dream,” on his Instagram, also streaming on various platforms.
According to those who saw a special IMAX presentation of the first 10 minutes of Dune, Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) has an intense dream about his future and the future of Arrakis. We see and hear bits of that in the trailer as well. The track which accompanies that dream shares its layers and intensity, culminating in that beautiful roar from the singer.
This was all part of Zimmer’s approach to the music of Dune. Also in that presentation, Zimmer said he constructed new instruments and instrumentation to reflect the setting. In the far future, he said, they wouldn’t have the same kinds of orchestral instruments as we do now. But, the human voice remains, which is why he focused on that. Specifically, he showcased the power of the female voice, along with deep, alien guttural sounds. We’re not gonna lie; it has us just as pumped as we were about the cool sci-fi vistas and vehicles.
We’re excited to check out more of Zimmer’s score, because if it’s all like this one track, we’re in for a real good sonic adventure.
Dune hits theaters in the US on October 22, 2021.
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