Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross announce new ‘Watchmen’ score

The pair at it again

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have announced full release details of the upcoming score for the new Watchmen TV series – listen below.

The new HBO show, arrived in the US on Sunday (October 20).

It’s Reznor and Ross’ latest team up on a soundtrack after penning scores for the likes of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network and Gone Girl.


The initial volume is pressed on limited-edition 180-gram vinyl with exclusive artwork and packaging, and will be available on November 4th. Vinyl releases for volume two and volume three will follow on November 25th and December 16th, respectively.

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The full tracklist and artwork is yet to be unveiled, but it’s been confirmed the three volumes consist of 39 tracks and “How the West Was Really Won” is the title of volume one’s opening track.

An official release states that the accompanying artwork “explores the culture of Watchmen America and provides revealing insights into the saga’s mythology and mysteries.”

Speaking of the soundtrack to Variety recently, Reznor said: “We reached out to Damon and the HBO camp when I first heard about it, because I’ve been a fan of Damon since Lost. I was completely blown away by The Leftovers. Also, as a big fan of Watchmen [in other incarnations], I appreciated the fearlessness that taking on that property and that IP would require. I thought, if anybody was to do it at any place, HBO and Damon sounds exciting to me.


He added: “For Watchmen we’ve had the challenge of working almost blind, off a bit of a script for the first episode of 10. But we spent enough time with Damon to know that we’re kindred spirits.”

It was announced back in August that Reznor and Ross’ next project will be scoring new Pixar film Soul. The pair were also nominated for a country music award earlier this year thanks to his role on Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’, which marked the first time Reznor publicly acknowledged his role in the song.

In a review of the first episode of the new Watchmen, NME‘s Christopher Hooton said: “Watchmen has a lot of work to do in proving to us that it’s worth our time. Buying into such a complex universe and taking on board a truckload of plot information each week shouldn’t end up as a slog. But this opening episode establishes a playing field sufficiently intriguing to earn your return next week.”