Thom Yorke shares the first dreamy track from the Suspiria soundtrack

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

With the original motion picture soundtrack for Luca Guadagnino's set for an October 26 release via XL Records, it's about high time we heard a song from the upcoming album, don't you think? Thankfully, Radiohead frontman and all together musical magician, Thom Yorke, has posted a new song from the LP, titled "Suspirium", via his personal YouTube page. The track begins with Yorke tickling the ivories to dreamy effect, as his whispery, iconic vocals sing of darkness, madness, and the peace that comes with forgiveness. As the song continues on, Yorke introduces light wind instruments, adding to the track's atmosphere with light, windy notes.

Last year, Yorke said that he'd been inspired by Vangelis' BLADE RUNNER soundtrack when scoring the SUSPIRIA reboot.

"Vangelis, it’s his hands that made that," said Yorke. "Which encouraged me. Because that was the thing I was finding most daunting. Normally [scoring] a horror movie involves orchestras, these specific things. But Luca [Guadagnino], the director, and Walter [Fasano], the editor, are very much, like, find your own path with it. … I just have to find a way into it."

You can see the full set list for Yorke's SUSPIRIA soundtrack below:

Disc 1:
01 A Storm That Took Everything
02 The Hooks
03 Suspirium
04 Belongings Thrown In A River
05 Has Ended
06 Klemperer Walks
07 Open Again
08 Sabbath Incantation
09 The Inevitable Pull
10 Olga’s Destruction (Volk tape)
11 The Conjuring of Anke
12 A Light Green
13 Unmade
14 The Jumps

Disc 2:
01 Volk
02 The Universe is Indifferent
03 The Balance of Things
04 A Soft Hand Across Your Face
05 Suspirium Finale
06 A Choir of One
07 Synthesizer Speaks
08 The Room of Compartments
09 An Audition
10 Voiceless Terror
11 The Epilogue

Luca Guadagnino's SUSPIRIA, starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton and Mia Goth will make its Netflix debut on November 2nd.

Source: YouTube

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.