The soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film Licorice Pizza has arrived and it features a new tune from Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. It is also called “The Song.” “Licorice Pizza,”Graeme Stewart produced this piece, which is a delicate, orchestral work.
The soundtrack also features songs from David Bowie, Nina Simone, Paul McCartney and Wings, Sonny & Cher, Gordon Lightfoot, and more. The soundtrack is now available as the movie hits theaters.
Greenwood has composed music for several films this past year, including the Princess Diana biopic. Spencer and Jane Campion’s long-anticipated new movie The Power of the Dog.
Licorice Pizza, Anderson’s first since Phantom ThreadIt was set in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. The film centers around a budding child actor played by Cooper Hoffman — son of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman — and his high school love interest, played by Haim’s Alana Haim in her first major acting role (Anderson and Haim, the band, have collaborated on several music videos and other projects in the past). Benny Safdie, Tom Waits and Sean Penn also star.
Greenwood has been composing scores for nearly two decades, beginning with 2003’s BodysongThat doubles as Anderson’s solo debut. He’s collaborated with Anderson on many of his films, scoring 2007’s There will be blood, 2012’s The Master, 2014’s Inherent ViceAnd Phantom Thread — the latter for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.