INCLUDES NEW MUSIC FROM UPSAHL AND ORIGINAL MUSIC FROM DOMINIC LEWIS
For Immediate Release – (New York, NY) – August 5th, 2022 – Today, Arista Records released the Bullet Train Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Sony Pictures’ original action thriller Bullet Train, which can now be viewed in US theaters nationwide. Listen to the Bullet Train Original Motion Picture Soundtrack HERE.
The 14-track collection features original music from composer Dominic Lewis (The King’s Man, The Man in the High Castle, Peter Rabbit) and new unreleased music recorded exclusively for the film, spanning alternative, pop, Latin, and Japanese stylings. International phenomenon Avu-chan (Queen Bee) contributes a slick and sizzling cover of the Bee Gees’ classic “Stayin’ Alive” in Japanese, while Engelbert Humperdinck ignites “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles.” Critically acclaimed alt-pop trailblazer UPSAHL serves up the original “My Time To Shine” for the Soundtrack. In a menacing croon over hypnotic bass, she promises, “You want to start to fight, I’ll make a grown man cry.” The Soundtrack taps into the energy of the film and maintains its bold breakneck pace sonically.
Composer Dominic Lewis states: “This experience has been a blast!!! Bullet Train is a creative mecca that as artists we crave and strive for. My journey started with writing “La Despedida” thinking this would be perfect for Alejandro Sanz. Never in a million years did I expect he would say yes and that I would have such an incredible experience with him and the song. And it just kept happening. One just doesn’t imagine ever getting to work with such legends like Englebert and Tamio. Avu couldn’t have been more perfect for “Stayin’ Alive” and UPSAHL brought her magic to my original “Prince Suite” resulting in “My Time To Shine”.
Blank canvas can often be accompanied with the instruction of which paints to use and where to put them. Not with David. “Swing for the fences”… “Be bold”. Without David’s trust, vision and a collaborative experience that’s second to none, the stars wouldn’t have aligned resulting in this gonzo, badass soundtrack. I only hope audiences have as much fun listening to it as we did making it.”
The animated lyric video for UPSAHL’s “My Time To Shine” is out now – watch it HERE. Be on the lookout for additional animated music videos for “Stayin’ Alive,” Miki Asakura’s “Holding Out For A Hero (Dance Version),” and Alejandro Sanz’s “La Despedida.”
In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs had gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe—all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives—on the world’s fastest train. The end of the line is just the beginning in this non-stop thrill-ride through modern-day Japan from David Leitch, the director of Deadpool 2.The screenplay is by Zak Olkewicz, based on the book by Kotaro Isaka.
- Avu-chan (Queen Bee) – “Stayin’ Alive”*
- Siickbrain & Pussy Riot – “Power”
- Engelbert Humperdinck – “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”*
- Alejandro Sanz – “La Despedida”*
- UPSAHL – “My Time To Shine”*
- Tamio Okuda – “Kill Me Pretty”*
- Big Fella – “Couple of Fruits”
- Carmen en Maki – “Tokiniwa Hahano Naikono Yoni (Like a Child Without A Mother)”
- Shuggie Otis – “Sweet Thang”
- Song for Memories – “Five Hundred Miles”
- Miki Asakura – “Holding Out For A Hero”
- Kyu Sakamoto – “Sukiyaki”
- Rare Earth – “I Just Want To Celebrate”
- Dominic Lewis – “Momomon”
ABOUT BULLET TRAIN
Directed by David Leitch. Screenplay by Zak Olkewicz. Based on the book by Kotaro Isaka. Produced by Kelly McCormick, David Leitch and Antoine Fuqua. Executive Producers are Brent O’Connor, Ryosuke Saegusa, Yuma Terada and Kat Samick. The film stars Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Benito A Martínez Ocasio and Sandra Bullock.
About Dominic Lewis
Dominic Lewis is a British-born composer with sensational talents that have catapulted him to the forefront of music in television and film. His upcoming projects include Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Bullet Train, directed by David Leitch and starring Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock, which premieres August 5th. His music can also be heard on Disney+’s animated series’ Baymax and Monsters at Work; as well on Disney XD’s DuckTales. Lewis’ credits include Disney’s The King’s Man; Tanya Wexler’s action film Jolt; Sony Pictures Animation films’ Peter Rabbit, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween; Free Birds, for which he received an Annie Awards nomination for “Outstanding Achievement in Music”; Ridley Scott produced Emmy-winning series The Man in the High Castle; Amazon Studios comedy/family film My Spy; James Fletcher’s documentary The Accidental President; Sony Pictures’ riveting hostage drama Money Monster; and more.
About Arista Records
Arista Records has historically launched some of the world’s most celebrated recording artists. Founded in 1974 by Clive Davis, Arista was home to musical legends such as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Patti Smith. In 2018, eight years after the label had closed, Sony Music Entertainment CEO Rob Stringer announced that Arista would be relaunched by former president / CEO of Island Records, David Massey, who shepherded the careers of Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Tove Lo, The Killers, Fall Out Boy, Bon Jovi and Mike Posner. Under Massey’s leadership, Arista also includes a joint venture for artist management and music publishing companies, Work of Art Management and Work of Art Publishing. With over 40 years of iconic recorded music history, Arista’s legacy continues with a new generation of inspiring artists who are reshaping the music industry.
Arista Records’ growing roster includes GRAMMY-nominated artist JP Saxe, platinum-selling Italian rock band Måneskin, platinum-selling artist Tai Verdes, MC/singer/actress/activist Princess Nokia, alternative artists KennyHoopla and carolesdaughter, and Korean American R&B/rapper Audrey Nuna.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. Sony Pictures Television operates dozens of wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies around the world. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, 3000 Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, Sony Pictures International Productions, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visithttp://www.sonypictures.