Milan Records today announced the release of the Resident Evil soundtrack, with music written by composer Gregory Reveret. Available Friday, July 15, the Resident Evil soundtrack features score music written by Reveret for Netflix‘s first live-action series based on the global franchise.
A longtime fan of Resident Evil, Reveret crafted an action-adventure-horror score wholly unique to the new series, which unfolds over eight episodes and across two distinct timelines. Recording with a South African orchestra, the multidimensional soundscape incorporates heavy percussion, tribal vocal chants and a sound bed largely produced by vintage laboratory test equipment.
At times sweepingly orchestral and others darkly industrial, Reveret’s expansive score straddles the divide between the show’s timelines with a genre-defying sound befitting the brand new story. Making its debut today is album lead single “Venus Flytrap (Main Theme),” a synth-heavy number featuring a signature vocal line and punchy drums recorded by The Goo Goo Dolls’ Craig Macintyre. You can listen here.
The soundtrack also features “My Heart Has Teeth,” a brand-new original song from a long-time fan of the franchise, critically-acclaimed electronic musician deadmau5 featuring pop vocalist Skylar Grey. For his soundtrack contribution, deadmau5 drew upon his older JUNO and Jupiter synths forgoing trendy analog synths and sci-fi features, resulting in a grindy, downtempo vibe.
“’Dystopian suburbia’ is the kind of vibe I had in mind when making this song. It’s been pretty cool because I like that weird, corporate overtone of this entity that owns the village if you would. I just imagine what that would be like while roughly composing the song with of course the vocal accoutrement of Ms. Skylar Grey,” said deadmau5.
“She’s an amazing talent to work with and she just nailed the lyrics.” Look for the song to be available as a single on deadmau5’ label mau5trap soon.
Of the Resident Evil soundtrack, composer Gregory Reveret says, “I wanted to explore and push the boundaries from the earlier sounds of the franchise while delivering a fun, action-packed score that would give fans something they could really enjoy and have fun with. The thematic material needed to be bold, to really serve as a continuous thread between the two timelines in the story.
“I bought this obscure lab/test-equipment that was originally used in NASA laboratories and is not really supposed to make music, but it sounds really interesting and alive. It gave the music a cool industrial edge and eventually became a main feature of the score.”
Reveret added: “Much of the story is based in my hometown of Cape Town, South Africa, so I also worked with local musicians and recorded a South African orchestra, which is something I’m very proud of.”
The series is set in 2036. 14 years after the spread of Joy caused so much pain, Jade Wesker fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and mind-shattering creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the sinister Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie.
RESIDENT EVIL SOUNDTRACK TRACK LISTING
Sea of Zeroes
Plague from God
What is Happening
My Son is Dead
Venus Flytrap (Main Theme)
Don’t Eat Cats
My Heart Has Teeth – deadmau5 featuring Skylar Grey
French-born Greg Reveret started his music career as a touring EDM artist. His music has been featured on BBC Radio 1, Rinse FM, KCRW, Solid Steel Radio (Ninja Tune), and has released on labels such as Ministry Of Sound & mau5trap.
In 2018, Reveret teamed up with deadmau5 and wrote the album Where’s the Drop? The album featured re-imagined orchestral pieces of deadmau5’s catalog, as well as some original compositions from Reveret. This critically-acclaimed album was followed-up with two sold-out concerts and a remix album released on mau5trap, which received a Grammy nomination.
Reveret has contributed works on Hollywood blockbusters Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Power Rangers, to name a few. In 2021, he began working on his adventure/horror score for the Netflix series Resident Evil.
The score featured a mixture of action heavy orchestral music, African percussion and elaborate use of early laboratory equipment from the 1960’s.
Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’), is one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his 2x platinum-certified single “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff,” as well as “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder” and “I Remember,” he has also released seven critically acclaimed albums.
The multiple JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated artist’s ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts 15 million and more over his combined social media channels. His latest music offerings include “Pomegranate” with The Neptunes, “Bridged By A Lightwave” with Kiesza, “Channel 43” with Wolfgang Gartner, “Hypnocurrency” with REZZ, “When The Summer Dies” with Lights, “Hyperlandia” featuring Foster The People, AND “this is fine.” with Portugal.
The Man and “XYZ.” In 2022 deadmau5 teamed with longtime friend and collaborator Kaskade on new music project Kx5 releasing #1 dance music radio single “Escape” featuring Hayla. In the live realm, his 2019/20 U.S. cubev3 tour featuring production of his own design and implementation ranked in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s top tours globally.
This year he returns to the road for the “We Are Friends” North American tour and as Kx5 will be headlining the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in December. Beyond his music career, he is also a co-founder of gaming venture PIXELYNX and is an executive of HD streaming platform StreamVoodoo.