Arista Records released the Bullet Train Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Sony Pictures’ original action thriller Bullet Train, which opened on August 10 in Philippine cinemas nationwide.
The 14-track collection features original music from composer Dominic Lewis (The King’s Man, The Man in the High Castle, Peter Rabbit) and new unreleased music recorded exclusively for the film, spanning alternative, pop, Latin, and Japanese stylings.
International phenomenon Avu-chan (Queen Bee) contributes a slick and sizzling cover of the Bee Gees’ classic “Stayin’ Alive” in Japanese, while Engelbert Humperdinck ignites “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles.”
Critically acclaimed alt-pop trailblazer UPSAHL serves up the original “My Time To Shine” for the soundtrack. In a menacing croon over hypnotic bass, she promises, “You want to start to fight, I’ll make a grown man cry.” The soundtrack taps into the energy of the film and maintains its bold breakneck pace sonically.
Composer Dominic Lewis states: “This experience has been a blast! Bullet Train is a creative mecca that as artists we crave and strive for. My journey started with writing ‘La Despedida’ thinking this would be perfect for Alejandro Sanz. Never in a million years did I expect he would say yes and that I would have such an incredible experience with him and the song. And it just kept happening. One just doesn’t imagine ever getting to work with such legends like Englebert and Tamio. Avu couldn’t have been more perfect for ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and UPSAHL brought her magic to my original ‘Prince Suite’ resulting in ‘My Time To Shine’.”
The animated lyric video for UPSAHL’s “My Time To Shine” is out now. Be on the lookout for additional animated music videos for “Stayin’ Alive,” Miki Asakura’s “Holding Out For A Hero (Dance Version),” and Alejandro Sanz’s “La Despedida.”
In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs had gone off the rails.
Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe—all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives—on the world’s fastest train.
The end of the line is just the beginning of this non-stop thrill ride through modern-day Japan from David Leitch, the director of Deadpool 2. The screenplay is by Zak Olkewicz, based on the book by Kotaro Isaka.