Original score from the 2022 thriller comedy feature film directed by Sam Bradford, starring Simon Callow, Ellen Thomas and
Rae Lim, produced by Fryeday Entertainment, Praxima and Showdown Productions and released by Vertical Entertainment (USA).
THE STORY: A broke and frustrated IT technician decides to embark on a one woman heist to steal valuable data worth millions on the black market.
THE SCORE: “‘A classic heist score with subtle flavours of 90’s RnB’ was the brief from The Pay Day director, Sam Bradford. The comedy heist score moves between three key ideas: smokey jazz noir for the villain, 90s RnB-inspired cues reflecting the burgeoning romance between the two leads and, of course, the pivotal heist montages with stylised screen wipes and cutaways, which are punctuated by funk grooves and a five-piece horn section. To contrast with the upbeat heist grooves, we approached the villain’s scenes as though it were shot in 1960s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, complete with muted trumpet, alto flute and the ever present bluesy wurlitzer, around which much of the score is centred.” – Tom Nettleship and Daisy Coole
THE COMPOSER: Saxophonist Daisy Coole and guitarist Tom Nettleship co-founded music and post-production sound company Two Twenty Two in 2014. In 2019, they added sound mixer and designer Dom Lancaster to the Two Twenty Two roster. Their group’s music has been featured in the New York Times and the United Nations General Assembly, performed live at the Royal Albert Hall, and has won a Royal Television Society East award for short documentary Nial Adams. Feature film scores in recent years include award-winning US drama Ask For Jane starring Sarah Steele and Alison Wright, the Rohingya documentary Shanti Khana narrated by Ashley Judd, and Clay’s Redemption, the score for which was described as “an absolute formula for success” by top UK film critic, Mark Kermode.
MMS22048 THE PAY DAY (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by DAISY COOLE & TOM NETTLESHIP (TWO TWENTY TWO)
Release date (digital): November 18, 2022