ComingSoon is pleased to present an exclusive track from Crossfire Original Soundtrack, featuring music by Emmy-winner Nainita Desai. The 22-track album will debut on March 10.
“The brief for the score from the team was that they wanted the audience to ‘feel’ the score rather than ‘hear’ the score,” Nainita explains. “Not to push the story but to enhance the feeling that was already there; to never overdramatize the story but for the experience to be almost documentary-like in places”.
Take a listen to the track, titled “Face-Off,” below!
Starring Bodyguard and Line of Duty star Keeley Hawes, this three-part high-octane drama follows the story of Jo (Hawes) and her family and friends, as their world turns upside down by a terrorist attack on the holiday complex where they are staying. Gripping and powerful, Crossfire features complicated characters that feel real. This is a story of survival and resilience, with fearless women at the center. Starring along Keeley Hawes are Josette Simon (Small Axe, Riviera), Anneika Rose (Deadwater Fell, Line Of Duty), Lee Ingleby (The A Word, The Serpent Queen), Daniel Ryan (The Bay, Home Fires), and Vikash Bhai (The Stranger, Limbo). The 3-part series is currently available to view on BBC iPlayer.
Nainita’s soundtrack exists in the space where sound design and orchestral score meet with the intimate and beautiful melodic motifs scattered amongst the sound waves. The music comes from within the environment. Sound effects have meaning and are part of the score. Nainita manipulates and integrates the sounds of the surroundings into the music. For Jo’s running up and down corridors she uses Keeley Hawes’s recorded breath, both for fear and as a visceral immersive up-close feeling of tension. Nainita also restrains rhythms and pulses and replaces strings with reed instruments to further deepen the experience of discomfort and disorientation.