October 8, 2021 – Hollywood Records digitally releases the lead single “Requiem” by Herdís Stefánsdóttir from Y: THE LAST MAN Original Soundtrack for purchase and streaming. The single acts as the main titles for the series, and was composed as a “Requiem” for the lost men.
Speaking about the single, Icelandic composer Herdís Stefánsdóttir described, “Requiem was the first track I composed for Y: The Last Man. I recorded a cluster of female voices sometimes clashing and sometimes in harmony wanting to create a unanimous scream of despair, the primal scream.” She continued, “The Requiem represents the internal feeling, the loss and serves as a remembrance of a fallen world.“
Y: The Last Man Original Soundtrack releases digitally October 15 from Hollywood Records.
A drama based on DC Comics’ acclaimed series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. The series follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better.
The ensemble cast features Diane Lane as “Jennifer Brown,” Ashley Romans as “Agent 355,” Ben Schnetzer as “Yorick Brown,” Olivia Thirlby as “Hero Brown,” Amber Tamblyn as “Kimberly Campbell Cunningham,” Marin Ireland as “Nora Brady,” Diana Bang as “Dr. Allison Mann,” Elliot Fletcher as “Sam Jordan,” Juliana Canfield as “Beth Deville” and Missi Pyle as “Roxanne.” All episodes of the season will be directed by women and the production has a significant number of female department heads, including both DPs, the production designer, costume designer, casting director, editors, stunt coordinator and more.
Developed for television by Eliza Clark, who serves as showrunner and executive producer along with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. Coleman Herbert is Co-Executive Producer, with Nellie Reed and Anna Beben as Producers. Y: The Last Man is produced by FX Productions.
Y: The Last Man is a 60-issue science fiction comic book series published beginning in 2002. It received three Eisner Awards, and was nominated for the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for Y: The Last Man, Volume 10.
ABOUT HERDIS STEFANSDOTTIR
Herdís Stefánsdóttir is a composer of music for multimedia, a songwriter, and an electronic musician. Her compositional endeavors — installations in museums, dance, theatre, and a successful electronic music duet she is a part of – are establishing her as an expansive artist.
Herdís Stefánsdóttir graduated with an M.A. degree in film scoring from New York University in 2017. Since graduation she has scored two feature films, an HBO series and a few short films. Her scoring work includes FX series Y the Last Man, Ry Russo-Young’s MGM/Warner Bros. feature film The Sun Is Also a Star and the HBO series We’re Here. Herdís was nominated for The Icelandic Music Awards for her score in The Sun Is Also A Star.
Herdís interned for the Oscar nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson in Berlin while he was working on the film Arrival (2016) and she has scored numerous short films that have premiered at top-tier festivals around the world like Berlinale, TIFF, Sundance and Palm Springs International Film Festival. Herdís formed her electro-pop duo East of My Youth in 2015. East of My Youth’s music has been described as sensual and addictive as getting your tongue frozen to a glacier of pure honey (jajaja music). The duo has showcased at SxSW, Eurosonic Noorderslag, KEXP, Sonar Reykjavík and Iceland Airwaves.
Born in Reykjavík, Iceland, Herdís currently lives between Los Angeles and Reykjavík, where she works as a composer.