Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross release score for Netflix’s Bird Box

An "abridged" 10-track version is now available to purchase in high-resolution audio

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

    Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ library of cinematic sounds gets another entry today, as the Oscar-winning composing duo have unveiled their original score for Netflix’s widely popular horror film, Bird Box.

    An “abridged” 10-track version of the score, with a run time of 66 minutes, is available to purchase in high-resolution audio via Nine Inch Nails’ website. It will be made available on streaming services by January 25th. Update – January 8th: You can now stream the score in full.

    Additionally, “a more expansive (read: more self-indulgent) physical-only offering… that will contain an additional hour of music and artwork that colors further outside the lines” will be released in the spring.


    “Like all soundtrack records we release, we aim for these to play like albums that take you on a journey and can exist as companion pieces to the film and as their own separate works,” Reznor and Ross say of their latest score. We’ve created a significant amount of music and conceptual sound for Bird Box, a lot of which never made it to your ears in the final version of the film. We’ve decided to present you with this version of the soundtrack record that represents what Bird Box is to us. We hope you enjoy.”

    Below, listen to the score’s opening track, “Outside”.


    Bird Box Original Score Artwork:

    Bird Box score reznor ross

    Bird Box Original Score Tracklist:
    01. Outside
    02. Undercurrents
    03. Looking Forwards and Backwards
    04. What Isn’t Anymore
    05. Sleep Deprivation
    06. Careful What You Wish For
    07. A Hidden Moment
    08. And It Keeps Coming
    09. Close Encounters
    10. Last Thing Left

    Reznor and Ross have plenty more releases on the way in 2019, including scores for HBO’s forthcoming adaptation of Watchmen as well as for Joe Wright’s new drama, The Woman In the Window.


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