Nathan Micay soundtracks new HBO & BBC TV drama, ‘Industry’
Nathan Micay hs provided the soundtrack for new HBO & BBC TV series, ‘Industry’, which follows young graduates of mixed backgrounds who are entering the cut-throat world of London finance.
Channeling the spirit of Tangerine Dream and Jean Michelle Jarre, but retaining echoes of his signature euphoric trance and dream pop influences, the soundtrack both compliments the TV show, and excels as standalone art.
The series has already received 5-star reviews in The Guardian and The Independent with the first episode guest-directed by ‘Girls’ actress, writer, director and producer Lena Dunham. Telling the tale, through their eyes and fuelled by ambition and drugs, of several young graduates competing for a limited number of positions at a leading international bank in London, the series explores issues of gender, race and class in the workplace, as the impressionable new employees begin to forge an identity within the pressure cooker environment of the trading floor.
Talking about the score, Nathan Micay said “My catalogue is best known for dance records, but since 2016 I’ve enjoyed quietly extending into score work for friends shorts and a feature. My goal in music has always been to reach for a cinematic quality. Circumstances aligned nicely then, when the title track to ‘Blue Spring’ showed up on the radar of the ‘INDUSTRY’ show runners, who cut a screen test to the track. The timing of everything coincided with a year of cancelled touring and forced attention to working on this score – which is something I’ve greatly enjoyed. It’s been one of the greatest honours to have the confidence of HBO and production company Badwolf behind me, while I chart a road less travelled, in this modern series.”
LuckyMe have shared the show’s main theme – ‘INDUSTRY’ – a widescreen electronic composition that channels the feeling of ‘the city’. Listen below…
Full soundtrack available April 30th 2021 on CD and vinyl, via LuckyMe. ‘INDUSTRY’ runs until December 20th in the UK (BBC) and December 26th in the US (HBO), after which is will be available on demand via BBC iPlayer and HBO Max.