Featuring Original Music By Timothy Williams
And the Original Song “Bloodline” Performed By Zella Day
(January 4, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA) – Milan Records will release the DIABLO – Original Motion Picture soundtrack digitally on January 8, 2016. The album features the film’s original score by Timothy Williams (WILD HORSES, WALKING WITH THE ENEMY) and the original track “Bloodline” performed by Zella Day.
“When I first watched DIABLO, the first thing that struck me about the film was both the incredible beauty of the visuals and the haunting imagery of Scott Eastwood on a horse,” said Williams. “The character he plays, Jackson, a post Civil War soldier, is pursuing a group who have kidnapped his wife. It was powerful and compelling.”
DIABLO is a feature Western/psychological thriller set in the 1870s that focuses on a young, California farmer, Jackson (Scott Eastwood), whose wife, Alexsandra (Camille Belle), is kidnapped as we open. She is taken in the night by Mexican banditos who seem to hate Jackson. The young man quickly preps his horse and heads off after the kidnappers at first light.
On his journey after the men who have taken the one thing most precious to him, Jackson squares off with Asian traders, highway robbers, Native Americans with mixed feelings about him and even old friends whom he figured for dead. As Jackson pursues his kidnapped wife, we learn a few things about him: that he was a Civil War veteran, that he did things during the war that changed him and that he just can’t seem to shake a particularly murderous highwayman who seems to be hunting him.
“The director, Lawrence Roeck, and I discussed the tone at length and felt a more traditional western guitar driven score might feel a touch overused and might not serve the film well,” Williams described. The story played much better as a psychological thriller, so we agreed that we wanted to head in that direction and try to capture the emotion of a man whose wife has been taken and the immense turmoil he faces on his journey to get her back. We wanted to contrast the great beauty of the surroundings with the darkness and twisting of the events.”
Born in England and raised in Canada, Timothy Williams studied composition and piano at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Tim completed his studies at the National Film and Television School in England, and worked at the BBC as an orchestrator. Williams has written music for award-winning films including DIABLO, starring Scott Eastwood, WILD HORSES, staring Robert Duvall and James Franco, WALKING WITH THE ENEMY, staring Ben Kingsley, THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS, starring Doug Jones, MULBERRY TREE, FRAGMENTED, HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK, and LUTEFISK WARS. He scored the Tom Hanks-produced documentary BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES.
In addition, Williams has written additional music for such iconic films as GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, 300, SUCKER PUNCH, WATCHMEN, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, THE BLACK FREIGHTER, SHARK NIGHT 3D and DOOMSDAY. As an orchestrator, Tim has orchestrated over 63 films, over 40 episodes of TV and 8 Video Games for composers including Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Tyler Bates, Trent Reznor, Robert Duncan, David Sardy and John Kavanagh. He recently did the arrangements for Zella Day’s breakout album Kicker.
Williams turned to Zella Day to provide the end title tracks for the film. He said, “One of the great highlights of working on DIABLO, was having Zella Day write an end credit song. I had just done the orchestral arrangements for Zella Day’s phenomenal hit record Kicker and I felt her aesthetic would be perfect for the film. She is such an outstanding young talent and she wrote a haunting moving song. Her producers, Xandy Barry and Wally Gagel, brought a gritty retro western vibe to the song and I had the great honor of arranging the orchestra. Hope you enjoy this great song as much as I do!”
Momentum Pictures, an Entertainment One company, presents DIABLO, in select theaters and on VOD on January 8. Milan Records will release the DIABLO – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on January 8, 2016.