Music by Composer Chris Bacon

Lakeshore Records has announced a new soundtrack album for the A&E original series BATES MOTEL – Original Television Series Soundtrack. The album features selections from the show’s original music composed by Chris Bacon (Source CodeGnomeo & JulietAlpha and OmegaSmash). The soundtrack will be released digitally on October 28, 2016 and physically on November 11.

“Bates Motel,” a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, will return with ten new episodes that further reveal Norman’s continued downward spiral and the effect it has on the family. This season Norma becomes increasingly fearful and desperate, going to great lengths to find Norman the professional help he needs. This further complicates their once unbreakable trust while Norman struggles to maintain his grip on reality. Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) once again finds himself drawn back into Norma and Norman’s lives. Will things finally heat up between Norma and the other man in her life, Sheriff Romero, and just how much further will he go to protect her?

Chris Bacon burst onto the film scoring scene with his full throttled score for Duncan Jones’s hit thriller Source Code. “From the point that I could start thinking about what I wanted to do when I grew up,” says Chris Bacon, “it was always to write movie music.” Having cut his teeth as a protégé—orchestrating, co-composing, and writing additional music—of James Newton Howard (on films like Gnomeo and Juliet and King Kong), Bacon made his solo debut with the score for Angels Fall and hasn’t looked back. He gave animated accompaniments to Space Chimps and Alpha and Omega, and composed the dramatic score for the war documentary High Ground produced by Don Hahn. Chris also wrote the underscore for the second half of NBC’s Smash season one, which earned him his first Emmy Award Nomination. Chris recently received his second Emmy Award Nomination on Bates Motel for best Original Dramatic Score for a Series. He has also contributed additional music to David O. Russell’s Academy Award nominated American Hustle, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron, Paddington produced by David Heyman, and Sony Picture’s Goosebumps. His most recent work this year includes Rob Reiner’s Being Charlie. Upcoming for Chris is the Amazon reboot The Tick directed by Wally Pfister, starring Jackie Earle Haley and ABC’s TV drama When We Rise starring Guy Pearce and Mary-Louise Parker. Bacon grew up in Utah, learning playing piano and saxophone before studying music composition in college. He moved to L.A. to attend USC’s film scoring program, which resulted in his apprenticeship with Howard. “It comes back to instinct,” he says of his process, “and for better or worse, following my ears.”
Varese Sarabande has previously released a soundtrack album featuring selections of the composer’s score from the first two seasons. Bates Motel created by Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin & Anthony Cipriano and starring Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, Nicola Peltz, Nestor Carbonell and Mike Vogel centers on Norman Bates’ formative years.
The show will return for a fifth and final season in 2017.
1. Bates Motel
2. White Pine Bay
3. Bradley and Norman
4. Greenhouse
5. Motorcycle Ride
6. Scarffed
7. Breakfast and a Polygraph
8. Women Seem To Trust You
9. Treehouse
10. Norma’s Despair
11. Brothers
12. Norma/n
13. Mother Would Like To Talk To You
14. What Really Happened
15. Emma Resigns
16. My Son Isn’t Normal
17. Don’t Make Him Remember These Things
18. Welcome Home, Norman
19. A Frickin’ Warrior
20. Promise You’ll Never Leave Me Alone
21. ‘Till Death Do You Part
22. Mother Knows Best
23. You Think I’m Crazy
24. Look At Me
25. Suitcase In The Attic
26. Goodnight Norma