Good Time is undeniably one of the best films of the summer, and one thing that makes it so good is the music that bangs from beginning to end. Created by Oneohtrix Point Never, the soundtrack for the new Safdie brothers film reaches a peak with "The Pure and the Damned."
The electronic ballad is edgy and frantic, and is accompanied by dark, looming vocals from Iggy Pop.
The title track comes with a clip that's just as excellent as the song itself, also directed by the Safdie brothers. The video portrays a tortured-looking Robert Pattinson sporting the same beard as in the film, haunted by a ghostly Iggy Pop and ultra-creepy visual effects.
Later, Pattinson finds himself nose to nose with a fake-looking hyena with a bloody mouth eating something dead. Pretty perfect.
If you're unfamiliar, Oneohtrix Point Never is a prominent figure in the American ambient scene, and he recently signed to Warp four years ago after floating around on a few other labels.
Among his most notable projects, he was in charge of the soundtrack for Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring. The track "Sticky Drama" from the film was then remixed into a one-hour track by Four Tet. And he returned the favor by remixing their song "Evening Side" among others.
His work on the music for Good Time earned him the Soundtrack Award at the Cannes Film Festival this year. You can listen to the full track here, or head over to theaters to enjoy it in all its glory.