Anna Calvi Releasing Peaky Blinders Soundtracks, Shares New Song

Anna Calvi scored the final two seasons of Peaky Blinders, and she’s now announced the release of her soundtracks. Collected together, Peaky Blinders: Season 5 & 6 (Original Score) is out January 26 via Domino Soundtracks. (Each season’s score will get a separate digital release.) Listen to a new song from the fifth season’s score, “Black Tuesday,” below.

“Composing for Peaky Blinders was about atmosphere and space,” Calvi said in a statement. “There’s so much nuance when it comes to scoring to picture. It’s more about what you leave out than what you leave in. I had to let the voice of the actors do the talking but find ways of bringing out the emotion within that. I became completely obsessed with [protagonist] Tommy Shelby, I dreamt about him every night whilst I was working on the scores, I had to really inhabit the show.”

The musician added, “There is a duality to the show, of beauty and brutality, which I had been exploring in my own music. I’m fascinated by the manipulation of emotions with sound, it’s so mysterious. I really tried to explore this with Peaky Blinders, sometimes putting the opposite music than you would expect on a scene had the most impact.”

Calvi composed and performed the music for Peaky Blinders’ fifth season. For the program’s final season, she worked with Nick Launay, who produced 2018’s Hunter.

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Anna Calvi: Peaky Blinders: Season 5 & 6 (Original Score)