Gary Clark Jr. has written an original new song, “Take Me Down,“ which will be featured in the upcoming and highly anticipated film Deepwater Horizon from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label, as well as on the movie’s original soundtrack. Deepwater Horizon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Music by Steve Jablonsky Featuring an Original Song by Gary Clark Jr., also features an original stirring score by Steve Jablonsky (The Transformers franchise, Lone Survivor) and will be released by Warner Bros. Records on September 23rd.
Deepwater Horizon, which hits theaters on September 30th, is directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) and stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien, and Kate Hudson. It tells the story of how on April 20, 2010, one of the world’s largest manmade disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The story honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone’s lives forever.
“Take Me Down” displays the rootsier, more intimate side of Clark’s singer/songwriter oeuvre. Clark continues to broaden his musical pallet with this achingly beautiful and melodic track. “Take Me Down” is a departure from his usual blistering blues, rock & soul compositions on albums Blak and Blu and The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. “Take Me Down” was produced by Clark and Mark Corben exclusively for Deepwater Horizon. The track features Clark on all vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica and cinematic electric slide guitar. Clark’s touring band provides a slinky, New Orleans-style second-line rhythm that underscores a deeper authenticity to this real-life global event that took the lives of 11 men.
“Take Me Down” will also be released as a digital single beginning September 9th from all participating digital retailers. Click here to order.
Steve Jablonsky has composed the music for many of Hollywood’s most successful films including Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Transformers: Age of Extinction. He has worked on multiple projects with director Peter Berg including Lone Survivor and Battleship. Jablonsky’s other film credits include Pain & Gain, The Island, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Last Witch Hunter, Ender’s Game, Gangster Squad, and most recent Keanu and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
On Oct 6th, Clark and company will perform the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tune into ABC stations at 11:35pm EST / PST, and 10:35pm CT.
Deepwater Horizon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Music by Steve Jablonsky Featuring an Original Song by Gary Clark Jr.,Track listing: