First track from the new Halloween soundtrack released

Halloween composer (and original director) John Carpenter has released the first haunting track from the new Halloween film. The track is titled, “The Shape Returns.” The soundtrack and the film are both set to be released on October 19th.

Carpenter, who also served as an executive producer and creative consultant on the film, teamed up with Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies on the album which incorporates synths, eerie piano-led pieces and “skittering electronic percussion” throughout.

Davies explained: “We wanted to honour the original Halloween soundtrack in terms of the sounds we used. We used a lot of the Dave Smith OB-6, bowed guitar, Roland Juno, Korg, Roli, Moog, Roland System 1, Roland System 8, different guitar pedals, mellotron, and piano.”

Carpenter said: “It was great. It was transforming. 

“It was not a movie I directed, so I had a lot of freedom in creating the score and getting into the director’s head. I was proud to serve David Gordon Green’s vision.”

Carpenter will head out on tour from October 11.

John Carpenter 2018 tour dates
Oct 10: Amsterdam Tivolivredenburg Grote Zaal, Netherlands

Oct 11: Paris Salle Pleyel, France

Oct 13: Barcelona Auditorium Sitges, Spain

Oct 14: La Rochelle La Sirene, France

Oct 16: London Eventim Apollo, UK

Oct 18: Newcastle Tyne Theatre, UK

Oct 19: Glasgow Barrowlands, UK

Oct 21: Manchester Albert Hall, UK

Oct 31: Los Angeles Palladium, CA