Soundtrack Corner

Spring Breakers — Cliff Martinez & Skrillex

by Elizabeth Esten
Spring Breakers soundtrackThe rise of dubstep as a genre has always polarized me. It wasn’t until I finally got around to seeing Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers that I saw how it could work in context. Composed by dubstep artist Skrillex along with Cliff Martinez (Drive, Contagion), the film’s score works really well. Korine once said that the film was meant to evoke a pop song, and the score does an excellent job doing just that during the wilder sequences. The dubstep of the score offsets the unhinged nature of the party montages, adding immensely to the visuals and making these scenes even more captivating than they otherwise would have been.

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