The Icelandic composer also has a new solo album, Orphée, due out next month.
The film, which stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto, is a sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 classic. It's directed by Denis Villeneuve, who also worked with Jóhannsson on Sicario, The Prisoner and Arrival. The Icelandic composer, who has released original music on labels like Touch and 4AD in the past, was nominated for an Academy Award for his Theory Of Everything score. The Blade Runner sequel is due out in October 2017.
Jóhannsson also has a new solo album, his first in six years, coming out in September through Deutsche Grammophon. Called Orphée, it's inspired by "various retellings of the old story of the poet Orpheus, from Ovid's to Jean Cocteau... A many-layered story about death, rebirth, change and the ephemeral nature of memory," according to the label. It was also inspired by Jóhannsson's move from Copenhagen to Berlin.
"Orphée is for me about changes: about moving to a new city, leaving behind an old life in Copenhagen and building a new one in Berlin," he says. "About the death of old relationships and the birth of new ones. Perhaps this is one of the reasons I was drawn to the Orpheus myth, which is fundamentally about change, mutability, death, rebirth, the elusive nature of beauty and its sometimes thorny relation to the artist. This album, my first solo record for six years, is an oblique reflection on personal change."
Watch the video for Orphée opener "Flight From The City."
01. Flight From The City
02. A Song For Europa
03. The Drowned World
04. A Deal With Chaos
05. A Pile Of Dust
06. A Sparrow Alighted Upon Our Shoulder
07. Fragment I
08. By The Roes, And By The Hinds Of The Field
09. The Radiant City
10. Fragment II
11. The Burning Mountain
12. De Luce et Umbra
13. Good Morning, Midnight
14. Good Night, Day
15. Orphic Hymn
Deutsche Grammophon will release Orphée on September 16th, 2016.