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Fox Music/Hollywood Records: "MRS AMERICA" music by Kris Bowers

Fox Music/Hollywood Records has released the digital soundtrack from the FX Original Series “Mrs. America” today.  The album features an original score by Kris Bowers (“Green Book,” “When They See Us”) available here.  “Mrs. America” is now streaming exclusively on FX on Hulu.

On his score for the series, Bowers said, “This story is so incredibly important and timely, and it’s an honor to be a part of a female-forward story like this. Dahvi and the entire cast and crew did an amazing job of portraying such complex and layered characters and scenarios, and it was an enjoyable challenge to complement this with the score. I’m also so appreciative to Dahvi, FX and the producers for their help and support and we completed the score for the last few episodes during the COVID shelter-in-place orders. This project is one that I am incredibly proud to put my name on.”

Bowers recorded the first seven episodes with a 25-piece orchestra prior to the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. Challenged with scoring the remaining two episodes during quarantine, Bowers worked remotely with the individual musicians from his home, employing the “striping” technique where instruments are recorded one-by-one.  

About Kris Bowers... is an Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist who creates genre-defying music that pays homage to his jazz roots with inflections of alternative and R&B influences. From scoring documentaries like “Kobe Bryant’s Muse and Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You,” to scripted series including Shonda Rhimes and Paul William Davies’ “For The People,” Netflix’s “Dear White People,” and SHOWTIME’S “Black Monday,” Bowers’ work as a film and television composer is a testament to his versatility as an artist. In 2018, Bowers had the honor of collaborating with Emmy and Academy Award-winning director Peter Farrelly and Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali on their critically acclaimed “Green Book,” not only scoring the film but also serving as Ali’s on-screen hand-double and piano coach. In early 2018, Bowers scored the critically acclaimed drama, “Monsters and Men,” which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. His work also appears in Ava DuVernay’s 2019 Netflix miniseries, “When They See Us” about the Central Park Five, for which he received an Emmy nomination.  Most recently, Bowers scored the FX miniseries “Mrs. America” starring Cate Blanchett, which premiered April 15 on Hulu, and the horror-comedy film “Bad Hair,” written and directed by Justin Simien (“Dear White People”).

Bowers has recorded and performed with artists such as Q-Tip, Aretha Franklin, Ludacris, Christian Rich, Jay-Z, and Kanye West and has contributed to albums by Marcus Miller, José James, Moses Sumney, and Murs. Bowers is an official Steinway Artist and was named one of twelve ‘Artists to Watch’ by iTunes in 2014. He received the prestigious ‘ROBIE Pioneer Award’ from the Jackie Robinson Foundation in 2019. Bowers currently lives in Los Angeles with his fiancée. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

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