Westworld fans may have to wait some time for new episodes since season one wrapped on Sunday, but they can now enjoy the show's soundtrack whenever they like. In the third episode, when Logan (Ben Barnes) complains about playing white hat," the show reminds us that white hats are for heroic cowboy adventures, while black headgear is the mark of evil, like in the original movie. Sample a few songs below and grab the full soundtrack here.
Set to the iconic Scottish tune "Skye Boat Song," the opening credits to Starz's time-travel romantic drama are haunting and beautiful and seem to go on forever, not that anyone's complaining. One other classical song that gets utilized multiple times in the series is the song Reverie by Debussy Without giving too much away, this song plays a huge part in how Robert Ford (the creator of the robots) controls his designs.
The nominees are FX's Feud: Bette and Joan ," Nat Geo's Genius," CBS All Access's The Good Fight," Netflix's Stranger Things ," PBS's Victoria" and HBO's Westworld" Of note, Feud: Bette and Joan" and Genius" are competing against each other in Best Limited Series while Stranger Things" and Westworld" are going toe-to-toe in Best Drama Series.
One of the more distracting, but plausibly tourist-y, elements of the titular theme park in HBO's Westworld is the pop-song-slinging player piano in the Sweetwater Saloon. Composed by Ramin Djawadi, the "Runaway" cover is streaming on YouTube in the video above, and it's available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming services.
This trailer features Kanye West's Runaway" plunked out on the piano and sources tell me that Nirvana's Heart-Shaped Box," among others, will also appear on the Season 2 soundtrack. Now HBO has made available the Westworld piano covers by Ramin Djawadi. Or like with Paint It Black," you think, Oh, that's when Hector comes to town and there's that big shootout." The song just reminds you of it. Everything's planned out with the big scenes, including the music.
Westworld provided those moments through its songs. Long gone is the time when the theme songs of Happy Days and Hawaii Five- were at the forefront of pop culture. Djawadi has created some of the most compelling and and intriguing themes and soundtracks of the last ten years.
In the third episode, when Logan (Ben Barnes) complains about playing white hat," the show reminds us that white hats are for heroic cowboy adventures, while black headgear is the mark of evil, like in the original movie. Sample a few songs below and grab the full soundtrack here.
Description: Westworld Theme
Song, Main Theme. This polysemous image, the first of many in the HBO show's title sequence, welcomes you to a world in which things feel very much out of place. Westworld Season 2 is set to premiere on HBO on Sunday, April 22 at 9pm ET.
One of the best side effects of our current Golden Age of Television has been the renaissance of the title sequence; beautiful opening credits from the likes of Game Of Thrones, True Blood, and Westworld have turned the practice into its own art form.
With shows like Game of Thrones" and now Westworld," what's so fantastic are the character arcs that you can't do in two hours with a movie. (This episode also features the songs Paint It Black, and Ain't no Grave by Johnny Cash, A.K.A. The Man In Black). The video also featured executive producer Alex Kurtzman praising the iconic original Star Trek theme composed by Alexander Courage.