“Fast X” Composer on Jason Momoa’s Villain Theme and “Swan Lake” Remix

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If someone “knows the world of music”fast and furiousfranchise, this composer Brian Tyler. Over the years, Dom (Vin Diesel), Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Cipher (Charlize Theron) and “Quick X“Jason is dealing with Momoa’s great villain, Dante.

“Instead of creating a dark energy theme, I gravitated towards being attractive,” Tyler says.

In the movie, Dante tries to avenge his father, Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida), from 2011’s “Fast Five.” Dante pulls the Fast Family to Rome as Dom, Letty and crew try to stop Dante from blowing up the Vatican. “Dante is charming and makes you laugh. So I used high strings like the harp, and then we switched to bass with modern instruments,” says Tyler. “It gives you the feeling that you can’t look anywhere else. there is a meaning [in his music] empathizing with him and why he became this villain.

Tyler deliberately inserted an odd chord while making deliberate musical efforts to create empathy. “This is the third chord. Wrong with its theme. Every time it happens and rolls around, that chord pops into your brain to figure out where the music should go. Like a dopamine hit, it’s different and reminds me that there’s something wrong with it,” Tyler says.

It turns out that the eccentric Dante was also a ballet fan and fell in love with Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” when he wasn’t trying to blow up Rome.

Rather than take the famous ballet chords as they are, Tyler wanted to do something epic. As humans, “we understand the music and we understand the melody,” she explains. His approach was to take familiar chords and weave them into Dante’s theme, making it sneaky. “You can do that, you can change the surrounding chords, and you can still hear the ‘Swan Lake’ theme even though it’s so far away,” Tyler says. So when you see it in the movie, you recognize the melody, but it sounds wrong.”

Finally, as the installment returns to the streets of London, Rio and now Rome, Tyler could draw on the musical DNA of past films, including “Fast Five” and earlier films.

Another thematically notable moment is the inclusion of “Gasolina”, the Safari Riot Remix by Daddy Yankee and Myke Towers. “It was great to translate that,” Tyler says.

2010 melody that goes with the theme of the movie – “with music we tap into the past and shape the future.” “The fact that this goes into ‘Fast Five’ and beyond, I can go back to those themes and pull them that way as a sequel.”

Along with the wall-to-wall action, the movie is full of character moments and drama as it is the penultimate chapter of the “Fast and the Furious” saga. “It’s like ear candy mixed with thematic spelling, and that score really raises the stakes and takes franchise scores to a whole different level,” Tyler says.

The Original Motion Picture Score album will be released on June 2 through Back Lot Music.

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