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Premiere: Cliff Martinez – “Shotgun and a Duffel Bag” from “Hotel Artemis” Soundtrack

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Lakeshore and Invada Records will digitally co-release the soundtrack for the thriller Hotel Artemis on Friday, June 8th, the same day the film hits theaters. With a score by Cliff Martinez, it’s the first time the composer has worked with producer Adam Siegel since they collaborated on the now-classic soundtrack to the 2011 film Drive.

Martinez’s career path may be one of the most interesting of any modern film composer. Throughout the 1980s, he was an interim drummer for artists like Lydia Lunch, the Dickies, and Captain Beefheart before joining the Red Hot Chili Peppers as a full-time member through their first two albums. His musical interests gradually shifted, and a demo tape landed him a job scoring Pee-Wee’s Playhouse; the same cassette founds its way to Steven Soderbergh, who hired him to write the music for his seminal sex, lies, and videotape. Other notable scores include Pump Up the Volume, Solaris, The Limey, Traffic, and of course his revered work on Drive.

“Shotgun and a Duffel Bag,” which we’re excited to premiere below, is a cut of dark synth music reminiscent of his Drive work but oh so much more tense. Take a listen to this track from the Hotel Artemis soundtrack:

Hotel Artemis follows a nurse played by Jodie Foster who runs a secret hospital to treat criminals’ injuries. The feature debut of director Drew Pearce, the movie also stars Jeff Goldblum, Sterling K. Brown, Charlie Day, Sofia Boutella, and Zachary Quinto. Plus Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) has a small role as a bank robber. You can watch the trailer below.



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