We Are the Freaks (Vincent Watts)
I grew up with 80s electronica and still am a fan of Orbital and The Orb, so for me “We Are The Freaks” is a pleasant throwback to that sound. (Pete Simons, Synchrotones)
The electrifying retro score for We Are the Freaks is composed by Vincent Watts. Written and directed by Justin Edgars, the film follows the adventures of Jack (Jamie Blackley), Parsons (Mike Bailey) and Chunks (Sean Teale) on a Friday night that will change their lives forever. All three of the protagonists seem themselves as ‘Freaks’: Jack comes from a working class background and is awaiting news about getting a college grant, Parson’s dominating family had already mapped out his life for him, while eccentric Chunks can live off his wealthy divorced parents competing for his attention. But in the post-Thatcher Britain, things can always go haywire.
Composer Vincent Watts got his musical education from Leeds University with a BA in music, followed by specialized studies at the Media School of Bournemouth University where he got his masters degree in ‘Music for the Screen.’ Known for his holistic approach to film sounds, Watts frequently completes the sound design for his film in addition to scoring them. His previous credits include the BAFTA nominated documentary Taking Liberties (2007) and the slacker revenge movie Red, White and Blue (2010).
True to his name, Watts electrifies the soundtrack of We Are the Freaks with unique, self-contained cues of synthesized retro brilliance. The composer talks about his experiences: Justin and I discussed creating a retro electronica sound that referenced bands such as Tangerine Dream. The score also injects an emotively sincere quality that nicely contrasts with the more light hearted moments in the film. One cue that didn’t make it in the soundtrack was an electronic version of the ‘The Flight of The Bumblebee’- my homage to Wendy Carlos who created the electronic score for ‘A Clockwork Orange‘.
MMS14031 • WE ARE THE FREAKS (Original Motion picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by VINCENT WATTS
Release date (digital): May 27, 2014
1 Manager’s Office 2:43
2 Jack’s Theme 2:09
3 Killer Colin 1:33
4 Ambient Light* 4:37
5 I’m Sorry 2:15
6 Awaken* 4:20
7 Leaving 2:08
8 Monkey Science* 3:01
9 Did I Learn Anything 3:20
10 The Freaks 2:55
*) additional track not featured in the film