Singer-songwriter Erika M. Anderson, better known by her stage name EMA, has scored the new thriller, #Horror, out in select theaters via IFC now. The film, which tells the tale of a social media cyberbullying game that goes tragically wrong, is Tara Subkoff's directorial debut and features an A-list cast including American Horror Story's Chloë Sevigny and Orange Is The New Black's Natasha Lyonne among others. With the news the noise folk rocker has shared a track from the film's soundtrack, "Amnesia Haze." The song is a bit more pop-ish and cinematic than the rest of EMA's canon, but new and dedicated fans alike will appreciate her trademark airy vocals that billow out above the synths.
The film's soundtrack, which Consequence of Sound reports that Anderson scored alongside Severiano Martinez and Carson Garhart, isn't due out until December 11th, but you can listen to "Amnesia Haze" below.
Talking about the score, the artist said in a press release, "Film work and scoring is fun for me because I get to make all this music that wouldn't necessarily fit on an EMA record. 'Amnesia Haze' is so pop, so cinematic. I get to kind of step out of myself and play the part." As Pitchfork reports, Anderson created over an hour of totally new material for the film score.
Previously, the artist has released two full-length studio albums under her EMA moniker, but "Amnesia Haze" sounds like a definite departure (even if only momentary) from her often eerie, always experimental psychedelic noise folk rock sound. Recently, she's been putting out political and even abrasive tracks that sample President Obama as well as covering Sinead O'Connor.
Watch the #Horror trailer below, and read the official synopsis:
"Inspired by actual events, the movie sees a group of 12-year-old girls face a night of #HORROR when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of a cyber bullying to a night of insanity. Tara Subkoff explores the rarefied world of the east coast privileged through the eyes of a group of 12 year old girls left alone and pursued by a killer. The film examines a world of escalating cruelty and alienation through an online game where scoring likes comes at the cost of human lives."