The 'Blade Runner 2049' Soundtrack Is Out Thursday

Here are all the details for Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch's anticipated release for Denis Villeneuve's new film
The 'Blade Runner 2049' Soundtrack Is Out Thursday
At long last, Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 is about to finally arrive, and so too is its anticipated soundtrack.

It's been revealed that the Blade Runner 2049 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch will be out digitally on Thursday (October 5) via Alcon Sleeping Giant (ASG) Records/Epic Records. A two-CD version will then later arrive on October 20.

The physical version will be limited to, um, 2,049 copies, and you can pre-order it here. So far, unfortunately, there is no sign of a vinyl release.

While we recently learned that Jóhann Jóhannsson would no longer be part of the new soundtrack, Zimmer and Wallfisch have composed the original music for the film. According to a press release, it will also feature "classic compositions," as well as an original song by an as-yet-unnamed Grammy nominee.

Your guess is as good as ours as to who may have done this mysterious pop song, but the press release offers these clues: "The album concludes with an original song by a Grammy Award nominee. Over a backdrop of cyber-infused soul production, it delivers a hypnotic and haunting performance."

The tracklisting is being revealed today (October 3) in a Facebook live event, which you can tune in to here. So expect for the mystery artist to be revealed soon.

UPDATE (10/3, 4 p.m. EDT): It's now been revealed that the mystery guest is Lauren Daigle, whose "Almost Human" will be featured on the Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack. The song previously appeared in the prequel short Black Out 2022. You can also see the full soundtrack tracklist down below.

Speaking of the soundtrack overall, the press release stated the following:

Together, Zimmer and Wallfisch sought to continue the incredible musical legacy of the original 1982 Blade Runner by Vangelis, while imparting a piece of themselves upon the score. In order to do so, they implemented vintage synths such as 'the star of the score' a Yamaha CS80 from the late seventies as well as modern technological innovations, yielding a rich sonic palette wholly cognizant of this world and the vision of director Denis Villeneuve.

In a statement, Zimmer also added, "First of all, I realized that Denis is a director who has a vision; he has a voice. Remember, I've done a lot of movies with Ridley Scott. So, it was important that this was an autonomous piece of work. Let's just be honest. Ridley is a hard act to follow — as is Vangelis. While Ben was four-years-old, I had actually experienced all of this. We watched and literally, as we stopped watching, we decided on the palette. We decided this wasn't going to be an orchestral thing. The story spoke to us."

As for the film itself, Blade Runner 2049 hits theatres on Friday (October 6).

Blade Runner 2049 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack:

1. "2049" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
2. "Sapper's Tree" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
3. "Flight to LAPD" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
4. "Summer Wind" – Frank Sinatra
5. "Rain" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
6. "Wallace" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
7. "Memory" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
8. "Mesa" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
9. "Orphanage" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
10. "Furnace" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
11. "Someone Lived This" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
12. "Joi" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
13. "Pilot" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
14. "Suspicious Minds" – Elvis Presley
15. "Can't Help Falling In Love" – Elvis Presley
16. "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)" - Frank Sinatra
17. "Hijack" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
18. "That's Why We Believe" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
19. "Here Eyes Were Green" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
20. "Sea Wall" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
21. "All The Best Memories Are Hers" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
22. "Tears In The Rain" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
23. "Blade Runner" – Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
24. "Almost Human" – Lauren Daigle