Knives and Skin is a new noir-influenced psychological thriller from director Jennifer Reeder. The score for the film was done by Nick Zinner, the guitarist for indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs and hardcore band Head Wound City. Zinner cut his teeth in alternative rock, but is an accomplished composer as well. He’s written pieces for Mad Max:Fury Road, Spike Jonze’s short film I’m Here and Where The Wild Things Are, for which he was nominated for a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for a Motion Picture. Today, we’re excited to premiere a new track from the original motion picture soundtrack for Knives and Skin, “Promises Promises,” a short but dynamic instrumental that sets a dark, ominous tone.
“I thank the director Jennifer Reeder for trusting me to score her visionary feature,” said Zinner. “The aim for me is always to create a soundtrack that helps to support and define the world and characters of the film without overpowering them. It was thrilling to work with such a wide scope of personalities and experiences but still try to maintain a (mostly dark) emotional continuity through it all.”
The film is about a small town’s reaction to the mysterious disappearance of a high school girl. Described as a dark coming-of-age tale, it centers around “a collective awakening” of the town’s teenage girls, told through surreal filmmaking.
The soundtrack for Knives and Skin will be released digitally on Lakeshore Records on January 24. The soundtrack can be preordered here.
Knives and Skin – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Track List
01. Trouble 3
02. Lisa Dreams / High School Hook Up
03. Renee And Doug
05. Renee and Doug 2
10. Lust and Attraction
11. I Melt With You
12. Clown Car
13. Help Me
14. Lust and Attraction 3
15. Promises, Promises
18. A Way Out
19. Finding Our Wayand