The movie itself might only be out on July 31, but La-La Land Records will release the soundtrack to the latest entry in Paramount’s star-studded spy franchise, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, later on today. The album features the complete 19-track score composed by Joe Kraemer, who previously worked with leading man Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie on Jack Reacher.
According to Kraemer, his new motif for Ethan Hunt that is “a sort of upside-down answer” to Lalo Schifrin’s original theme for the TV show.
“In keeping with the goal of paying homage to original show, while still sounding relevant to today’s audiences, I decided I would only use instruments that were available in 1966, when the TV show began,” added Kraemer.
“That meant no synthesisers, no techno loops, essentially no electronic instruments at all. As a result, the score has been performed entirely with acoustic instruments in a symphonic orchestral setting.
“The setting is very high-tech, but as I had endeavoured to avoid electronic instruments in the score, I had to find another solution that felt electronic, but was in fact acoustic. When Christopher McQuarrie heard the music I wrote for that scene, he encouraged me to expand its use to other parts of the film.”
A La-La Land exclusive at the moment, Kraemer’s soundtrack will be given a wider release on August 4, 2015. Catch a glimpse of the score in the video below.