Legendary composer Danny Elfman bridges industrial and prog with his latest single, “Sorry”

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on January 12, 2021

The second single from Elfman begins a succession of releases that will drop every month on the 11th.

Danny Elfman has returned with the second track as a recent signee to Anit/Epitaph Records. Following the historic release of his first single since 1984 with the tracks, “Happy” Elfman will now begin releasing new tracks on the 11th of each month.

On his latest, “Sorry” Elfman displays influences of prog rock and industrial to craft a haunting pulse that becomes a consuming experience with the accompanying visual. Initially animated by Jesse Kanda (Arca, FKA Twigs, Bjork) with the intention of providing the backdrop for Elfman’s now postponed Coachcella performance – the visual now plays a bigger role in introducing Elfman’s newest track.

“‘Sorry’ was the first song I’ve written for myself in a long time,” Elfman explained. “It began as an obsessive choral-chant instrumental work, which at the time I called ‘alien orchestral chamber punk’ and evolved slowly into a song. I was surprised by the amount of rage I’d been storing inside myself which came bursting out as soon as I applied my voice.”

Among Elfman’s cinematic achievements, the composer is responsible for the score of more than 100 films – many of which are regarded as classics. Earning Oscar nods for the films MilkGood Will HuntingBig Fish, and Men in Black. Aside from his critical acclaim, Elfman’s cult base is cemented with essentials like the scores for Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Big Wee’s Big Adventure to name a few.

Watch the disturbing visual of “Sorry” from Danny Elfman below.


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