Erika M. Anderson recording moniker EMA has shared the first song “Amnesia Haze” from her original score for Tara Subkoff’s forthcoming film ” #HORROR ” starring Chloe Sevigny & “Orange is the New Black” actress Natasha Lyonne.
“I get to kind of step out of myself and play the part” Anderson explains, adding that “Film work and scoring is fun for me because I get to make all this music that wouldn’t necessarily fit on an EMA record. “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.”
#HORROR explores themes that EMA has previously touched upon on last year’s album about the digital age, The Future’s Void (Matador/City Slang), and in her “I Wanna Destroy” Virtual Reality installations at New York’s MoMA and London’s Barbican. The soundtrack is another collaboration with EMA cohort violinist Leif Shackelford, Anderson explains that “we were going something modern that also recalled classic horror genre music” adding that “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.
Erika M. Anderson worked with frequent collaborator Leif Shackelford to compose over an hour’s worth of new material for the project, the single ” Amnesia Haze ” is out today, the rest of the soundtrack is to be released December 11, 2015.