Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack for the Netflix original series Narcos digitally on August 21, and on CD later this year.
The album will feature the show’s original score by Pedro Bromfman, of RoboCop fame, alongside the main title theme song Tuyo by Brazilian artist Rodrigo Amarante.
Netflix’s Narcos chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It details the conflicting forces – legal, political, police, military and civilian – that clash in an effort to control the world’s most powerful commodity: cocaine.
When it came to scoring the show, Bromfman turned to the work of Sergio Leone for inspiration.
“Conceptually speaking, I had this idea that the music for Narcos could be somewhat inspired by Sergio Leone’s westerns,” said Bromfman.
“Colombia in the late 80’s and early 90’s reminded me of those towns you see in Westerns, dominated by a gang of outlaws. In those films, someone from out of town will usually come and help the locals defeat the bad guys.
“As people watch Narcos they’ll be able to see the parallels I drew, however in Colombia they had a much bigger and more complicated situation.”
All 10 episodes of Narcos will launch on August 28, 2015, exclusively on Netflix. Check out the trailer below.