Scott Walker follows on from his collaboration with Sunn O))) with a remarkable soundtrack to Brady Corbet’s directorial debut, The Childhood of a Leader. This is Walker’s first score work since the Pola X soundtrack in 1999.
Partly inspired by Jean-Paul Sartre’s short story of the same name, The Childhood of a Leader is a tense psychological drama tracing the formative years of a young boy and set against the backdrop of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference that led to the establishment of the Treaty of Versailles.
Walker continues to work with long-term collaborators Peter Walsh (co-producer) and Mark Warman (musical director), with the latter conducting an orchestra comprised of 46 string players and 16 brass for the studio recording.
Listen to excerpts of the original soundtrack via the trailer below.