EMA Shares “Amnesia Haze,” First Taste of Her Score for Chloe Sevigny Film “#Horror” | Under the Radar | Music Blog for the Indie Music Magazine
Wednesday, July 17th, 2024  

EMA Shares “Amnesia Haze,” First Taste of Her Score for Chloe Sevigny Film “#Horror”

Soundtrack Due out December 11

Nov 20, 2015 EMA Bookmark and Share

EMA (aka Erika M. Anderson) has done the score for a new indie horror movie fittingly titled #Horror. Today she has shared “Amnesia Haze,” the first taste of her score, which you can listen to below. Tara Subkoff wrote and directed the film that stars Chloe Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne, Timothy Hutton, Taryn Manning, and Balthazar Getty. It gets a limited release in theaters today and is also available through video on demand services. The soundtrack comes out December 11.

Subkoff’s husband Fischer is a big EMA fan and suggested her to his wife. Anderson worked with frequent collaborator Leif Shackelford on the score, composing over an hour’s worth of music.

Anderson commented on the score in a press release: “Film work and scoring is fun for me because I get to make all this music that wouldn’t necessarily fit on an EMA record. ‘Amnesia Haze’ is so pop, so cinematic. I get to kind of step out of myself and play the part,” she said. “We worked really closely with Tara [Subkoff] on the music. She definitely always had an opinion on what she liked and what she didn’t. It was my first score, so I’m not sure if all composers end up spending weeks in a room with the director, but that’s how we did it.

“Leif [Shackelford] and I kind of ended up dividing the work, with him doing all the string parts and me writing the main themes. We were going for something modern that also recalled classic horror genre music. I love the eeriness of the vocal synth samples and I think it gives the score a very uncanny vibe that matches the themes of the film.”

Below is “Amnesia Haze,” followed by two trailers for #Horror, which features teenage girls, seems to center around peer pressure and social media, and is inspired by true events.

EMA’s latest album, The Future’s Void, came out last year via Matador. Check out our Track-By-Track interview with Anderson about the album.


Submit your comment

Name Required

Email Required, will not be published


Remember my personal information
Notify me of follow-up comments?

Please enter the word you see in the image below:

router login
September 3rd 2017

Thanks for sharing. I still feel good