Nine Inch Nails bandmates Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross helmed the score for 'Mid90s', Jonah Hill’s highly acclaimed directorial debut which explores the 90s-era skateboarding culture of Los Angeles. The Oscar-winning duo, who previously scored films like David Fincher's 'The Social Network' and 'Gone Girl', has now made the original score of the film (which released last Friday) available to stream.
Clocking in at a crisp 12 minutes, Reznor and Ross’ score comprises four arrangements: 'The Start of Things', 'Big Wide World', 'Finding a Place', and 'Further Along'. The duo's contribution complements other nostalgic 90s numbers from the soundtrack, featuring the likes of Nirvana, A Tribe Called Quest and Morrisey.
While promoting 'Mid90s', Hill shared details of his correspondence with Reznor and Ross, saying he had spoken to the musicians every day, over Skype, phone, text, and email, but had never met either. On a recent appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon', Hill described Reznor as "the most dry, funny person I’ve ever met."
"He’s one of my heroes," Hill added. "A lot of times I'd end the exchange with, 'Oh if you need someone to sing backup on 'Head Like A Hole', I'm available.' And it was never acknowledged."
Listen to the NIN bandmates contribution to the score below on Apple Music:
Hill also recently shared a Spotify playlist featuring songs that inspired the film, including Nirvana's 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night', Pixies' 'Wave of Mutilation', Wu-Tang Clan's 'Tearz', Cypress Hill's 'When The Sh** Goes Down' and of course, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' 'Finding A Place'. Check out the full playlist below on Spotify.
Reznor and Ross are also set to score HBO’s much awaited 'Watchmen' series. Also, their re-imagining of John Carpenter's iconic 'Halloween' theme will be released on vinyl this Friday, October 26.
'Mid90s', which was written and directed by Hill, stars Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, and Katherine Waterston, and is in theaters now. Check out the trailer for the film below: