Lakeshore Records and Invada Records will release "Out of Blue—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" with an original score composed by Clint Mansell (Requiem For A Dream, Black Mirror) digitally worldwide March 15, the same day the film opens in US theaters. Catch Out of Blue in UK and Irish theaters two weeks later on March 29.  

In Out of Blue, Mansell's dark and hypnotic score enhances the moody and menacing moments in the neo-noir murder mystery based on the novel "Night Train" by Martin Amis.   Directed by Carol Morley (Dreams of a Life, The Falling), the film stars Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects), James Caan (The Godfather), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Mamie Gummer (True Detective).  

When New Orleans homicide detective Mike Hoolihan (Clarkson) investigates the murder of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert Jennifer Rockwell (Gummer) her quest for the truth destabilizes her view of the universe, and herself.

Says Morley in the soundtrack's liner notes: "So, here we have it, this soaring, heart shifting, mind bending soundtrack for Out of Blue. It takes you about and around and inside yourself. It propels, it develops, it leads us places. It is true to the film, but doesn't illustrate what we see. It has its own energy, its own beautiful hidden depths, and it creates its own star spangled mystery."

Track List:

"We Are All Stardust" / "Two Worlds"

"This Black Hole's Dark Heart"


".38 Killer"

"Parallel Universe"

"Wipe Them from Your Mind, Mike"

"Astral Blues"

"Observation Changes the Result"

"Out Of Blue"

"Schrödinger's Cat"

Pre-order the soundtrack here.

Composer and musician Clint Mansell started his musical journey in his hometown – Stourbridge, England. As frontman of Pop Will Eat Itself, Mansell released seven albums between 1987 & 1996 and notched up 11 Top 40 hits. The band splintered at their peak to pursue various side projects, with Mansell leaving for New York.

A chance introduction to Darren Aronofsky in NYC led to Clint's film score debut, the acclaimed independent movie, Pi – which was also Aronofsky's debut. This director-composer union continued with Aronofsky's ambitious follow-up, Requiem for a Dream two years later. Mansell's unique approach to composing combined with the success and acclaim of these scores quickly made him an in-demand composer and prompted his move to Los Angeles. 

Mansell's soundtrack of Aronofsky's third film, The Fountain in 2006, earned him a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Original Score. Reuniting with Kronos Quartet and bringing in Scottish post-rockers Mogwai, it was also the work that received two awards at 2007's World Soundtrack Awards for Best Original Score & Public Choice Award, among other plaudits. After The Fountain came The Wrestler in 2008, Black Swan in 2010 and Noah in 2014. 

In addition to the long-standing director/composer collaboration with Aronofsky, Mansell kept his options broad and authentic seeking out and building relationships with a host of like-minded creatives. 

Mansell provided the score for Duncan Jones' award-winning directorial debut Moon in 2009 and more recently for Mute in 2017. He’s worked with Massy Tadjedin's on Last Night in 2010 and again on Berlin, I Love You (release TBC). 2013’s Filth, the film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel, directed by Jon S Baird, was also scored by Mansell. 

He scored the exquisite, hand painted and Oscar-nominated Loving Vincent in 2017, and the double Emmy-winning "San Junipero" episode of Black Mirror for Charlie Brooker. Following on from his Ivor Novello-nominated score for Ben Wheatley's take on J. G. Ballard's High-Rise in 2016, Clint and Ben worked together again on Happy New Year, Colin Burstead last year. His first project working with Carol Morley, the offbeat noir Out Of Blue premiered at London Film Festival and will see its release later this month.

Clint’s musical collaborations are intentionally varied. Peter Broderick vocals on a track from Last Night, Emily Wells on a song from Stoker. Eliot Sumner added vocals for his rework of Radiohead’s “Creep” which features in Filth, and Lianne La Havas features on Loving Vincent. Off-screen, he has arranged for editors, produced for Biffy Clyro and remixed for Foals. A Sony commercial allowed him to score a piece for, and record with Leonard Cohen

Mansell was always keen to take the scores to the stage – giving the music different context and a new layer of emotion. Early shows at Union Chapel in London and Largo in Los Angeles led to sold-out shows at The Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican, The Orpheum, to name a few. 

Self-taught, innovative and difficult to define, Mansell is a prodigious talent who's never been more keen to collaborate,  push forward and experiment with his music and creative relationships. 

Director Carol Morley has an interesting history as well. She left school at sixteen and formed her Manchester band TOT who were "going to be bigger than the Beatles before the next gas bill came around" but never were. After this she moved to Devon and London before eventually going to Central St. Martins and studying fine art film and video.

Morley was awarded an Arts Council grant to explore her scurrilous teenage past and turned them into The Alcohol Years, a BAFTA nominated film that received a Grierson Award.

Interested in not just telling stories, but in how stories are told, she has made a number of award winning films that blur the line between fact and fiction. In December 2011 her feature film Dreams of a Life, which goes behind the anonymous newspaper headline of a thirty-eight year old woman who lay dead in her flat for three years, was released in cinemas to critical acclaim. 

Dreams of a Life received its network premiere on Channel 4 in February 2013, was released in cinemas and on DVD in the USA and Australia, and was nominated for several awards including BIFA, Grierson, Evening Standard and London Critics Circle

The Falling premiered in competition at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival, showed in competition at the Beijing International Film Festival, and also screened at selected festivals including Karlovy Vary, Copenhagen, Munich and Dublin. It was nominated for Best Screenplay at the Evening Standard Film Awards and nominated for Best Film at the BFI London Film Festival.

 In 2015, Morley took part in BAFTA’s Brits to Watch Screenings in New York and Los Angeles with The Falling, and was selected for The Times Real Stars of 2015. Morley is the Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Fellowship recipient 2016.

Pre-order the Out of Blue soundtrack here and catch the film March 15 in US theaters and March 29 in Irish and UK theaters. Also, enjoy the exclusive track "Observation Changes the Result" below, in addition to the Out of Blue trailer.

”Observation Changes the Result” from the neo-noir OUT OF BLUE.