Back Lot Music is excited to announce the release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Focus Features’ arthouse drama, Wolf, with music by composer Stefan Wesołowski. The 15-track album includes original song “Claws Out,” written by Wesołowski and Wolf director Nathalie Biancheri with vocals by lead actress Lily-Rose Depp.
"The story of 'Wolf' is beautifully uncanny to say the least, so it was clear to me that I should find an equally unique musical language in keeping with the film's spirit. It's a score that pulsates with the blood pumping in your veins, sways gently in the wind with the leaves, and runs wild and free through the woods under a full moon all while grounding the incredible primal journey of its fascinating characters.” – Stefan Wesołowski
Wolf is written and directed by Nathalie Biancheri (Nocturnal), produced by Jessie Fisk and Jane Doolan, and co-produced by Mariusz Wlodarski and Agnieszka Wasiak. MacKay and Depp are joined by a talented ensemble including Senan Jennings, Darragh Shannon, Elisa Fionuir, Lola Petticrew, Amy Macken, Fionn O’Shea, Paddy Considine, Karise Yansen and Eileen Walsh.
Believing he is a wolf trapped in a human body, Jacob (George MacKay) eats, sleeps, and lives like a wolf – much to the shock of his family. When he’s sent to a clinic, Jacob and his animal-bound peers are forced to undergo increasingly extreme forms of ‘curative’ therapies. However, once he meets the mysterious Wildcat (Lily-Rose Depp), and as their friendship blossoms into an undeniable infatuation, Jacob is faced with a challenge: will he renounce his true self for love.
A Polish, Gdańsk-born composer and violinist, graduate of Academie Musicale de Villecroze, currently working with a British publisher Mute Song (Nick Cave, Swans, Ben Frost, Max Richter and many others), an American label Important Records (Pauline Oliveros, Coil, Josef van Wissem, Eliane Radigue) and a French label Ici D'ailleurs (Chapelier Fou, Yann Tiersen). He is an author of three critically acclaimed original albums.
Wesołowski's album “Liebestod” was first presented to the audience in October 2013 at Unsound Festival. Published by Important Records, the material was enthusiastically received by international critics. An infuential American portal Indie Shuffe described the album as “real dope,” a Canadian magazine Textura reviewed it as “provocative, surprising and moving” and a Dutch Caleidoscoop as a “breathtaking masterpiece.”
His next album “Rite of the End” received a great international recognition. The most important British music magazine UNCUT reviewed it as “Horribly satisfying!” and put on the highlights of the Month, as well as WIRE magazine and many more. The album was awarded Album of the Year 2017 by major Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza and by international music platform Beehy.pe. “Had Wesołowski lived in the 19th century, he would be on pages of music history textbooks now”- wrote Jacek Hawryluk, a journalist of national PR2 radio. The album was also nominated for “Paszport Polityki 2017” - the most prestigious Polish award for artists.
One of the most important areas of Wesołowski's work is film music. His latest work is an original score to “Wolf” by Nathalie Biancheri (Focus Features) – an arthouse drama starring Lily-Rose Depp and George MacKay, world premiered at 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. He is also an author of original soundtrack to “Listen to me Marlon” (Universal) - BAFTA-nominated and OSCAR-shortlisted documentary on Marlon Brando directed by Stevan Riley, HBO documentary “Love Express. The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczyk” directed by Kuba Mikurda and “Escape to the Silver Globe” - a documentary on a cult director Andrzej Żuławski. He is also an author of the music for the Netflix Original animated series “Kayko & Kokosh” based on cult Polish comic book.
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