Jonny Greenwood Release Single CRUCIFIX For Spencer Film

Jonny Greenwood Spencer shared the first song from his score for the Spencer film that opens this November. The new single is entitled Crucifix. The guitarist for the rock band Radiohead has scored for the film to be released in theaters on November 5, 2021. The soundtrack is out on November 12, 2021, via Mercury KX.

NME noted that his instrumental score this time was described as “a poignant accompaniment to the film, a music with a lithe genre that combines jazz and classical baroque.”

This Crucifix song will be the song for the ninth soundtrack by Jonny Greenwood. Previously, Jonny Greenwood Spencer has worked on songs for four films with Paul Thomas Anderson such as There Will Be Blood and Inherent Vice. Including You Were Never Really Here for director Lynne Ramsey and his first score for Bodysong in 2003.

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In an exclusive interview with NME, Jonny Greenwood admitted that at first, he struggled not to make the film’s music “sound like an Antiques Roadshow theme”. However, in the end, he was also involved in the cultivation.

Talking about how he got involved in the film, Greenwood explained, “I got an email from the director, Pablo Larrain. I didn’t know his work, so he sent me his film, The Club, which I think was very influential. I enjoyed correspondence with Pablo Larrain, encouraging each other enthusiastically about what his music was like. He’s a very energetic and positive person.”

About the scoring project, Jonny Greenwood said he had explained to Pablo that there was a lot of weight attached to classical music in films about royalty.

“You also use Handel or actual Handel pastiche. I watched several royal films, which were full of beautiful scenes of Buckingham Palace, with blaring horns and harpsichords jingling over them. I want to emphasize instead how chaotic and colorful Princess Diana is, among all those baroque traditions. That’s what the film did,” he said.

Jonny Greenwood Spencer also told NME the upcoming project of the new side project The Smile, which also features Thom Yorke along with producer Nigel Godrich and drummer Tom Skinner of Sons of Kemet.

“A lot is almost done,” says Greenwood. “We sat in front of a pile of music, figuring out what to record. We’re figuring out how much to put in, whether it’s actually finished or there are some guitars that need repair. I hope it will come out soon, but I’m the wrong person to ask,” he said.

“I am the most impatient of everyone at Radiohead. I’ve always said I’d prefer the notes to be 90 percent better, but come out twice as often, or whatever the math is. I’ve always felt that the closer to the finish line, the smaller the chances that anyone will notice. I’d say The Smile could have come out a few months ago, but it wouldn’t be quite as good. I’m always looking forward to going forward and doing more.”

In addition to Crucifix for the Spencer film soundtrack, Spencer has also announced two new songs from his soundtrack for Jane Campion’s upcoming western drama The Power of the Dog.

‘West’ and ’25 Years’ are based on Radiohead guitarist’s original score for the film. The drama premiered with a limited theatrical release on November 17, 2021, before coming to Netflix on December 1, 2021.

Two songs for the drama The Power of the Dog mark Jonny Greenwood’s second film score for the year. The announcement of Greenwood’s two singles comes after he composed the soundtrack titled Crucifix for Pablo Larraín’s biographical film Princess Diana, titled Spencer.

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Since 2003, Greenwood has composed music for several other films, including Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, including Inherent Vice and Phantom Thread.

Jonny Greenwood was born on November 5, 1971, in Oxford, England. His brother, Colin Greenwood, is Radiohead’s bassist who is two years his senior. From childhood, the Greenwoods listened to a small number of cassettes in their car, including Mozart’s main concerto. When the tape wasn’t playing, Greenwood would listen to the sound of the machine and try to remember every detail of the music. The first show Greenwood attended was The Fall on their 1988 Frenz Experiment tour, which he said was “amazing”.

The first instrument Jonny Greenwood played was a recorder that was given to him at the age of four or five. He took the instrument seriously and continued to play it into adulthood. He also played baroque music in record groups as a teenager. He also studied violin and joined the Thames Vale youth orchestra, which he described as a formative experience.

In 1991, Jonny Greenwood was just three weeks into music and psychology at Oxford Polytechnic when On a Friday signed a record deal with EMI. But eventually, he dropped out of university and the band On a Friday changed their name to Radiohead. The band found early success with their 1992 single Creep.