NEW YORK, NY (Wednesday, December 1) – Milan Records today releases the lead single from THE WITCHER: SEASON 2 (SOUNDTRACK FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES) by composer JOSEPH TRAPANESE – listen to “Power and Purpose” here. Today’s release is the first of new music from the highly-anticipated second season of Netflix’s epic fantasy series. The full soundtrack album, due out Friday, December 17, features an original score by Trapanese as well as three additional vocal tracks performed by actor Joey Batey, who plays the role of Jaskier in the show and is the voice behind Season 1’s chart-topping, viral hit song “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.” The soundtrack follows the massive success of the Season 1 Soundtrack, which has amassed nearly 300 million global album streams since its release. The second season of The Witcher debuts on Netflix Friday, December 17 – watch the trailer HERE.
LISTEN TO “POWER AND PURPOSE” HERE
ABOUT THE WITCHER
Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, THE WITCHER is an epic tale of fate and family. The story of the intertwined destinies of three individuals in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, dwarves, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.
ABOUT THE WITCHER SEASON 2
Convinced Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside.
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ABOUT JOSEPH TRAPANESE
Joseph Trapanese is best known for his sleek score work for blockbuster films like Tron: Legacy, Straight Outta Compton, The Greatest Showman, Oblivion and the Raid series. As a composer, arranger, and producer for movie, television, theater, and video game music, he has collaborated with a number of mainstream musical acts. His first major break came in 2010 when he worked with Daft Punk on the sweeping digital soundtrack to Disney’s Tron reboot/sequel. Trapanese followed that success by creating a score with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park for the American release of the 2011 Indonesian martial arts film The Raid: Redemption (he would continue without Shinoda in 2014 with The Raid 2). That same year, he helped with arrangements on a handful of tracks for M83’s breakthrough hit Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, which led to the pair’s collaboration on the 2013 Tom Cruise sci-fi epic Oblivion. For 2017’s The Greatest Showman, Trapanese worked alongside Pasek & Paul and John Debney, producing songs and co-composing the score.
Notable scores include Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021), Finding Ohana (2021), Spontaneous (2020), Project Power (2020), Lady and the Tramp (2019), Arctic (2019), Robin Hood (2018), Only the Brave (2017), the landmark rap biopic Straight Outta Compton (2015), Earth to Echo (2014), and the second and third installments of the Divergent series, Insurgent (2015) and Allegiant (2016). For television, he has composed scores for Netflix’s Shadow and Bone (2021), USA’s Unsolved (2018); Amazon’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson (2017); ABC’s Quantico (2016-17), Freeform’s Dead of Summer (2016), and Disney XD’s Tron: Uprising (2012). Video game scores include ILMxLab’s Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge (2020), EA’s Need for Speed: Payback (2017) and Ubisoft’s The Crew (2014).
In the studio and in concert, in addition to Daft Punk, Dr. Dre, M83, and Mike Shinoda, he has worked with 3OH!3, Active Child, Alessia Cara, Aloe Blacc, Amon Tobin, Dia Frampton, Dierks Bentley, The Glitch Mob, Haim, Halsey, The Haxan Cloak, James Newton Howard, Janelle Monae, John Newman, Kelly Clarkson, Kendrick Lamar, Moby, S. Carey, Sohn, Steven Price, White Sea, and Zedd. As a conductor, he has appeared at The Hollywood Bowl and Central Park, as well as with The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, AUKSO Poland, and numerous festival ensembles and Hollywood orchestras.
Born in Jersey City, Trapanese earned his B.A. in classical composition from the Manhattan School of Music. He went on to study at UCLA for his M.A. and taught electronic music composition at the school from 2008-2011. In 2016, he became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In 2013, alongside a tenacious group of composers, artists, and musicians, Trapanese founded The Echo Society. Aiming to inspire each other and the community around them, the group creates and performs new music showcasing the unique talents and environments of Los Angeles.
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