Paul Thomas Anderson’s long-awaited sixth film, The Master, finally hits theaters this weekend, and there are plenty of reasons to be excited about that. It is, after all, the filmmaker’s first feature since his epic 2007 oil parable There Will Be Blood. Then there’s The Master‘s is-it-about-Scientology-or-isn’t-it story, and a bizarre yet intriguing cast that includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Laura Dern and even Friday Night Lights‘ beloved Landry (now Breaking Bad‘s not-so-beloved Todd), Jesse Plemons. But even among all the boldface names and controversial details, we’ve also been looking forward to the soundtrack, which reunites Anderson with Jonny Greenwood, composer of the unforgettable score for There Will Be Blood.
Although we imagine it’s best experienced along with the film, those who can’t wait to hear the Radiohead guitarist’s soundtrack can now stream it on Spotify. Our first listen has revealed a score that’s not as intense but just as emotionally resonant as There Will Be Blood‘s. Greenwood makes poignant use of both strings and woodwinds, integrating haunting period tracks like Ella Fitzgerald’s “Get Thee Behind Me Satan” and Jo Stafford’s “No Other Love.” Click through to listen to The Master soundtrack via Spotify.
[via The Playlist]