EMA has scored the soundtrack for Tara Subkoff’s forthcoming movie #HORROR, starring Chloe Sevigny & Natasha Lyonne, which is out today! To celebrate the release, EMA has shared a surreal new video for lead track Amnesia Haze.The film also features multiple works from high-profile fine artists such as Urs Fischer, Dan Colen and Tabor Robak. Subkoff got in touch with EMA after a tip from her husband Fischer, who was a fan.
The video for “Amnesia Haze” is a collaboration between EMA and Severiano Martinez, who also co-directed the ‘3jane’ video. Speaking about the video, EMA went on to say… “We were looking for a track to fit in a scene for #HORROR where Chloe’s character opens up her closet for all the girls to play dress up. Severiano had this instrument and I fell in love with it and wrote the top line. Although it has a very “pretty” ethereal pop sound to it, I think of the lyrics as almost a eulogy. Kind of my 21st century version of ‘Sweet Child of Mine’. Although of course my guitar solo is not quite Slash-worthy. For the video we wanted something expansive, pristine and vast. I feel like these landscapes represent the distance of memory and some sort of unbreakable bond.”
Erika goes on to explain: “We worked really closely with Tara (Subkoff) on the music. She definitely always had an opinion on what she liked and what she didn’t. It was my first score, so I’m not sure if all composers end up spending weeks in a room with the director, but that’s how we did it. Leif (Shackelford) and I kind of ended up dividing the work, with him doing all the string parts and me writing the main themes. We were going for something modern that also recalled classic horror genre music. I love the eeriness of the vocal synth samples and I think it gives the score a very uncanny vibe that matches the themes of the film.”
Inspired by actual events, the movie sees a group of 12 year old girls face a night of #HORROR when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of a cyber bullying to a night of insanity.
Tara Subkoff explores the rarefied world of the east coast privileged through the eyes of a group of 12 year old girls left alone and pursued by a killer. The film examines a world of escalating cruelty and alienation through an online game where scoring ‘likes’ comes at the cost of human lives.