Netflix’s The Witcher Music Sounds Excellent With Two New Preview Tracks
With the series debuting in just a few weeks, take a listen to two new songs from the soundtrack of Netflix's upcoming The Witcher series.
While Geralt of Rivia’s original adventures started with the book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, over the last decade and more The Witcher series has grown into a far bigger phenomenon thanks to the award-winning game series from CD Projekt Red and an upcoming adaptation debuting on Netflix later this month. With the series just a few weeks away from airing its first season, we can now hear what the series will sound like with two new music tracks that give a taste of its soundtrack.
Over at IndieWire, two music tracks were released from the soundtrack of Netflix’s The Witcher ahead of the premiere of its first season later this month. The two tracks, titled “Geralt Of Rivia” and “Toss A Coin to Your Witcher,” are meant to give a small taste of the tone and action of the score that will drive the upcoming fantasy Netflix series.
As detailed by IndieWire, the score has been composed by Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli, who previously worked on TV series such as Amazon’s The Romanoffs and Spike’s The Mist. One of the most interesting aspects of the music that IndieWire detailed is that the “Geralt of Rivia” track seems to act as a major theme for the show, and that “every episode’s title sequence features an arrangement of the theme, and the track will vary depending on the overall tone and soundscape of each episode.”
This makes me think of how Game of Thrones‘s iconic opening credits sequence showing the map of Westeros changed between episodes and seasons to reflect the changing state of the world, and The Witcher may be trying to go for a similar effect through its score. Specifically, Belousova said that “the audience needs to want to immediately embark on adventures with Geralt,” and added that “because every opening sequence is different, musically, everything needs to vibe with the overall soundscape of each episode.”
While the upcoming series is a direct adaptation of The Witcher book series by Andrzej Sapkowski, it’s not hard to listen to the music and hear some slight hints of the games by CD Projekt Red and the distinct music that set them apart. Thankfully we’ll only have to wait a little bit longer to hear the music to its full effect in the course of the show, which has already been renewed for a second season by Netflix ahead of its premiere.
Personally, despite having only experienced The Witcher through CD Projekt Red’s games, I’m pretty excited to see how Netflix is able to bring the world of The Witcher to life. While the initial teaser trailer I felt was a little uneven, the more recent trailers have had me more optimistic about the show and excited to see how its fantasy world comes together, and I’m especially digging how Henry Cavill seems to be portraying everyone’s favorite Witcher.
The Witcher will officially debut its first season over at Netflix on December 20, 2019. For a closer listen at the series’ soundtrack, you can listen to the two tracks below from IndieWire: