- Executive Soundtrack Producers are Cate Shortland, Kevin Feige and Dave Jordan.
- Directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige, Black Widow -the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe- launches simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access in most Disney+ markets today.
- Led by conductor Gavin Greenaway, the score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with 118 musicians and a 60-piece choir, consisting of both classical and gospel, featuring 40 men and 20 women.
- Balfe discusses his Black Widow score in a new episode of Disney's For Scores podcast series, available on July 21 wherever podcasts are enjoyed and at www.forscores.com.
- The Black Widow 2x 180 Gram colored vinyl album is now available for pre-order.
- The original motion picture soundtrack from Marvel’s Black Widow is available here.
What they’re saying:
- Director Cate Shortland: "The score is fragile at times, embodying Natasha's fears and her longing for connection. Her tenuous bond to the earth. But then it is completely powerful and I get cold shivers at how fun and epic it is. Lorne takes us on a spectacular ride."
- Composer Lorne Balfe: "I wanted to introduce the soundtrack of her story. I listened to a lot of Russian folk music-it's a very particular sound. This music is the ghost of the past that is always with her. The instrumental DNA includes balalaikas, duduks, dombras and hurdy-gurdies. In addition to these instruments of that geographical place, we also needed it to have a female voice. The Russian language sounds a bit hard or aggressive, but there's something very magical about it-something beautiful and rustic. Abbey Road has been the musical home to the Avengers Family for many years. With 'Black Widow,' there was only one studio in the world that could match the epic-ness of her story, and the largest orchestra ever recorded at Abbey Road seemed fit for the occasion."